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Top 6 Flexibility Exercises To Improve Your Overall Flexibility

Stretches are very effective in improving the overall flexibility of the body
Stretches are very effective in improving the overall flexibility of the body
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#5 Lunging Hip Flexor Stretch

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Lunging hip flexor stretch is a wonderful flexibility exercise that effectively tones the muscles in the hamstrings, quads and the glutes found the lower body.

Instructions:

Step 1: Stand straight with your feet positioned shoulder-width apart. Place your arms on the side, parallel to the body.

Step 2: Take a forward step using your left leg until the right knee touches the floor. You could place both the arms on the left knee for additional support. In this position, the left thigh must be parallel to the lower portion of the left leg.

Step 3: Hold the position for 30 seconds and return to the initial position. Repeat the same motion with the other leg to target the muscles on the right.

Perform the exercise for the recommended number of repetitions.


#6 Child's Pose

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Along with improving the overall stability of the upper body, the child's pose is extremely effective in activating a host of muscles present in the entire back region.

Instructions:

Step 1: Position yourself on the floor such that the entire body is resting on the knees. Move your feet apart, straighten the spine and move your arms overhead.

Step 2: Gradually, move the torso forward and try to touch the head to the floor. Place the arms overhead once you've reached this position.

Step 3: Pause for 10 seconds and return to the starting position.

Repeat the exercise for the recommended number of times.


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Edited by Arvind Sriram

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