March Mat-ness Challenge Day 4

Today we will perform the Half Roll Back.  This exercise is performed in a seated position with legs bent, feet flat on the mat, and torso rounded forward and arms reaching over the legs.

Begin with an inhale holding the starting position.  On your exhale, roll the torso away from the legs half way back.  On your inhale, take the torso forward to the starting position.

For the entire exercise, keep the abdominal muscles engaged.  Feel as if your belly button is pulling back away from your thighs.  Also, the back should be round, but do not collapse through the front of the shoulders.  Keep the shoulders pulled back and a space between your chin and chest.

Perform 5 – 10 repetitions of this exercise.

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