Saturday, September 1, 2012

Day 63- Easy Psoas Stretch

Easy Psoas Stretch
This exercise is intended to begin the process of opening up the front of the hips.  It is a great exercise for those of us who suffer from low back stiffness.  This exercise is also beneficial at the beginning of the day before our feet hit the floor.
To do this exercise you will need a mat.  Start by lying on your back and hug one knee to your chest by holding on to the back of the thigh.  Lengthen the other leg long beneath you. Continue breathing as you stay in this position.  As you exhale imagine that your leg is reaching further away from you, and as you inhale feel the breath expand the back of the ribcage.  Stay in this position for 5-10 breaths. Then hug both legs to your chest and continue on the other side by stretching the opposite leg long beneath you.  Keep your breath moving in and out of your lungs in a continuous manner.  Repeat twice on each side.
Things to think about
This is a recuperative exercise.  Keep breathing even if you don’t feel a stretch.  The inhale in the back of the ribcage will encourage the muscles at the base of your ribs to loosen and release for easier movement.

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