Energize With Basic Yoga

Melt the blahs from weary limbs with this revitalizing stretch for legs, hips, chest and arms.

Special instructions:

  • Keep your thigh muscles firm throughout.
  • Gaze forward.
  • Keep your face and neck soft and relaxed.
  • Stay for 20 to 30 seconds, breathing evenly.
  • Repeat to both sides once or twice.

Step 1: Line up hips and legs

Easier version

If you have high blood pressure, or if stretching your arms overhead creates strain, put your hands on a chair back. Open your chest by drawing your shoulder blades forward into the back of your ribs and lifting your chest.

Step 2: Reach up and bend your front knee

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