Lie on your back again, knees bent and feet hip-width apart. Place a block of any height under your sacrum—that bony segment of your spine that you can feel right above the crack. Don’t let the knees or toes point out to the side—keep them parallel with one another. This stretch helps to relax the psosas, says Jones, which is a deep-set core muscle that connects the torso to the legs.
From a comfortable seated position, bring your hands together in a prayer position, with the palms together and the fingers facing up. The secret? Do it behind your back, not in front. Try to get all five knuckle pads to press into their counterpart on the other hand. If this is a lot for you, says Jones [Ed. note: It is a lot for me], aim for a fist-bump behind your back first. Expand your chest out to the edges of your collarbone and hold for (you guessed it) 10 breaths.
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