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Yoga Pose 1: Wide-Legged Forward Bend C

What it does: Stretches the lower back, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, and chest.

  • Stand with your feet about three to four feet apart. Engage your abs by drawing your navel toward your spine.
  • Interlace your fingers behind you. If you can, press the heels of your palms together in a double fist. Actively pull your hands away from your shoulders to increase the stretch in your chest.
  • Fold forward as you lift the arms overhead. Reach the top of your head toward the floor to lengthen the spine.
  • Breathe for five breaths, keeping weight forward into the toes.