Standing psoas stretch

STRETCH

What is it and benefits?

Psoas-Standing is an intermediate exercise that increases flexibility and improves range of motion in the muscles that flex the hips.


Who should perform it?

This exercise is best for those who have a healthy low back.


Getting Started:

Stand tall with the left foot staggered in front of the right. Roll the shoulders back and press them down towards the floor. Keep the chest high. Suck in the tummy in an attempt to make the navel touch the spine. Turn the right toe slightly inward towards the centerline of the body.


How to Do the Exercise:

Reach the right arm directly overhead towards the ceiling. Keep your upper arms alongside your ears. Revolve the upper back and shoulders to the left. Squeeze the right hip and hold for 20 seconds. Return to the starting position and repeat for a total of 3 repetitions. Switch sides and repeat.


Be Safe!

Keep the tummy drawn. Should any pain or discomfort be encountered in the knees, shoulders, and/or back during this exercise, discontinue it immediately.

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