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Stretch It: Crossing Child's Pose

Stretch It: Crossing Child's Pose

If you suffer from a tight lower back, Child's Pose is one of the best stretches. Give this variation a try and it adds a nice stretch to your shoulder and the side of your body.

To learn how to do this relaxing stretch

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  • Sit on the floor with your knees bent, and your tush on your heels. Then walk your hands out in front of you, lowering your torso so your belly is resting on your thighs.
  • Extend your arms as much as possible. Keep your right hand where it is and lift your left hand up and place it to the right of your right pinky. Lower your head and just breathe. Actively press your hips down toward your heels to lengthen your spine and intensify the stretch.
  • Stay for as long as you want (at least 30 seconds), then bring your left hand back to the starting position. When you're ready, cross your right hand over to the left side of your left pinky. Remain here for at least 30 seconds, and then bring your right hand back to center. Repeat this stretch again on both sides.

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