Exhale as you return to the starting position, rounding your spine as you pull in your abdominals. Switch sides and repeat.
Benefits: Stretches spine, opens chest, gently tones abs and relieves back discomfort.
•Breathe deeply and slowly through your nose during the poses.
•Focus on elongating your spine and contracting your abdominals as a way to take deeper breaths.
•If you experience discomfort, stop immediately. You should feel a gentle stretch but no strain.