How to do it: Lying on the floor with both legs straight, hug one knee into your chest, drawing it in slowly and wrapping your arms around your shin. Breathe, exhaling with an “s” sound, for one to two minutes. Now flex the foot of your bent leg, hold it for 10 to 15 seconds, and release it back to a neutral position. Flex and release five times, then slowly lower the leg back down. Repeat on the other leg.
What it does:
Opens the hips, relieves tension in the lower back, awakens the muscles in your ankles and feet, stretches the hamstrings.
adapted from Body + Soul Magazine
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