Today we stretch out the Rectus Abdominis
(AKA “abs” and “abdominal muscles).
The first stretch we want to share is a yoga post called “Cobra.” Laying on the floor in a prone (face down) position, keep your legs straight and your hips on the floor with you push your upper body up and away from the floor using your hands. Also, you’ll want to be sure that you keep your shoulders pressed down, and keep an open “big” chest. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds, while taking nice deep breaths, then relax.
If getting up and down from the floor is too hard for you, you can also stretch out the abs with a yoga/exercise ball. Keeping the ball in the middle of your back, arch up and over the ball and extend your arms up over your head. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds, while taking nice deep breaths, then relax.