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Stretch and Flex


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Stretch and Flex Exercise #36
Scarecrow
  first picture of scarecrow stretch
  • Sit up with your legs crossed
  • Keep a straight back, with your ear, shoulder, and hip lined up
  • Have a slight pelvic tilt
  • Start with your arms and elbows straight out from your body
  • Your upper arms should be at shoulder height with hands hanging down
  • Your elbow joints should be at a right angle
  second picture of scarecrow stretch
  • Breathe slowly and deeply, exhaling as you extend the stretch
  • Keep your upper arms in place at shoulder height as you bring your hands up, rotating at the shoulder
  third picture of scarecrow stretch
  • Be sure to keep a straight back and not let your shoulders jut forward
  fourth picture of scarecrow stretch
  • Stretch variation: Alternate one hand up and one hand down, then switch left and right positions at the same time

 

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