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Stretch and Flex Exercise #39
Back Arm Lifts
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  • Sit up with your legs crossed
  • Keep a straight back, with your ear, shoulder, and hip lined up
  • Have a slight pelvic tilt
  • Take a deep breath in, exhale as you begin to stretch
  • Clasp your hands behind your lower back
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  • Continue to breathe slowly and deeply, exhaling as you extend the stretch
  • Lift your arms as high as possible while keeping your hands together and your arms straight
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  • Then curve your back, tuck your chin and continue to lean forward
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  • Continue to lift your arms while imagining hands are pushing your lower back, pressing you forward
  • Tuck your chin, round your back continue to lean forward
  • Lift your arms higher as you lean forward
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