This is an exercise that really works your core and also feels great as a stretch. You will be lying down and twisting your spine by way of leg movement rather than torso movement.

lying spinal twist

Step 1: Lie on your back with your legs lifted and knees bent about 90 degrees. Palms should face down and press into the ground for support.

lying spinal twist

Step 2: Lower your legs to your left side, down until they almost touch the floor. The outside of your left leg will face the floor. Brace your abs and return to start position.

lying spinal twist

Step 3: Lower your legs again, this time to the right, so your right leg nearly touches the floor. Brace your abs and lift back to the starting position.

Repeat, alternating sides each time.

Lying Spinal Twist video:

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