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Side Reclining Leg Lift

Dec 22nd, 2011
  • Lie on the floor on your right side. Press actively through your right heel, flex the foot, and use the outside of the foot to stabilize yourself.
  • Bend your right elbow and support your head in your palm. Slide the elbow away from your torso to stretch the armpit.
  • Externally rotate your left leg so the toes point toward the ceiling, then bend and draw the knee toward your torso. Reach across the inside of the leg and take hold of the left big toe with your index and middle fingers. (If you're not able to comfortably hold the toe, loop a strap around the sole and hold the strap.) On an inhalation, extend the leg up toward the ceiling.
  • Engage your abdominal muscles to hold the balance.