Kneeling psoas stretch

STRETCH

What is it and benefits?

Psoas-Kneeling is a beginner stretch which releases tightness in the hips and alleviates low back pain.

Who should perform it?

This is a corrective stretch which helps stop the pelvis from tilting forward. Those who perform this exercise should have healthy knees and be able to kneel comfortably.

 

Getting Started:

Kneel down on the left knee with the right foot positioned in front of you at a 90 degree angle. Suck in the tummy drawing the navel towards the spine. Flatten the lower back by tilting the pelvis forward. Extend the left arm towards the ceiling while keeping the elbow close to the head.

 

How to Do the Exercise:

Slowly rotate the torso to the right. Hold this position briefly and return to starting position. Repeat 3-5 times and then switch legs.

 

Be Safe!

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop this exercise.


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