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Stretch and Flex Exercise #52
Lower Leg Lift
  first picture of lower leg lift stretch
  • Start in the side lying position
  • Keep a straight line, with your ear, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle lined up
  • Your bottom arm supports your head
  • Your top arm is in front, palm on the mat, for balance
  • Top leg is bent at your hip, with your knee bent at a right angle
  • Your knee and foot touch the mat
  second picture of lower leg lift stretch
  • Take a deep breath in
  • Exhale as you lift your lower leg, keeping a straight upward line towards the ceiling
  • Inhale while lowering the leg
  third picture of lower leg lift stretch
  • Advanced stretch: In the starting position, your top leg is bent at hip with your foot flat on mat while holding on to your ankle


last published: 4/1/18