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The Reclining Side Twist

Reclining Side Twist Purpose

This exercise stretches the neck and shoulder muscles and gives an excellent twist to the whole spine, great for menstrual cramps as well.

Reclining Side Twist Instructions

Lie on the floor, on your back, with your knees bent and your heels next to your buttocks. Bring your arms up to shoulder level palms down on the floor. Head faces forward with the chin down slightly. Keep the knees together, if you can. INHALE then EXHALE and allow the legs to gently drop to one side twisting the spine at the waist. Simultaneously turn your head in the opposite direction, while trying to keep both shoulders firmly planted on the floor. Hold for several breaths. Then INHALE and lift the legs up to the original position and return the head to face forward. Repeat on the other side for one set do two sets.

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