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Side Mermaid Stretch Exercise

Side Mermaid Stretch

Starting Position Sit on the floor, both knees bent, with your left leg in front and your right leg behind you. Lengthen your spine and place your fingertips on the floor at your sides.

Action Lift your left arm up in line with the shoulder as your bend laterally towards the right side as if bringing your right shoulder towards your right hip.

Breathe deeply and hold for 10-30 seconds. Repeat on opposite side.

Special Instructions Stretch to the point of "mild discomfort," not to the point of pain. Never bounce. Keep your head and neck in line with the spine, your shoulders relaxed, and your arms lengthened.

Muscles Stretched: Obliques, shoulders, inner thighs