Front Body Stretch

Front Body Stretch (Hastasana)

Simply inhale the arms up overhead while relaxing the shoulders away from the ears. Optional: interlace fingers, or palms together and start to lift up with a long spine, pressing the belly gently forward and up. Allow the arms to float back slightly, dropping the head gently. Imagine the back arching over a great big ball behind. Be sure to breathe, engage the core and pelvic floor in a gentle manner. Inhale to extend the reach, exhale to release back and over (Figure 6).

Figure 6.
Photo showing front body stretch.