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14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

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Stretch and Flex


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Stretch and Flex Exercise #63
Forward Stretch
  first picture of forward stretch
  • Sit up with your legs crossed
  • Keep a straight back, with your ear, shoulder, and hip lined up
  • Have a slight pelvic tilt
  • Lean forward placing your palms flat on the mat, slide your hands forward
  second picture of forward stretch
  • Breathe slowly and deeply, exhaling as you extend the stretch
  third picture of forward stretch
  • Reach as far forward as possible without lifting your hands off the mat
  • Relax your muscles as you continue stretching forward with a straight back
  fourth picture of forward stretch
  • Take a deep breath in, exhale as you tuck your chin and round your back
  fifth picture of forward stretch
  • Continue to breathe slowly and deeply, exhaling as you extend the stretch
  sixth picture of forward stretch
  • Continue to lean forward extending your stretch, palms remain on mat
  seventh picture of forward stretch
  • Press your elbows, forearms and hands down to the mat

 

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