Sick of just sitting on the couch? Looking to increase flexibility in your spine? Then try this move the next time you find yourself becoming one with your couch. It's a great stretch and it will help you with the yoga pose Scorpion, a variation of Forearm Stand. Doing this pose on a couch is similar to doing it on a ball, only easier. The couch allows you to do the pose without much arm strength or balance, and it feels more relaxing on a couch since the cushions are so supportive.
Here's how to get into the stretch:
- Maneuver your body so that your belly is on the seat of the couch with your thighs resting on the back of the couch.
- Use your hands to push your hips as close to the back of the couch as possible.
- Now bend your knees and bring your feet as close to your head as you can. Remember to keep your back muscles and glutes relaxed.
- Stay like this for as long as you want, breathing deeply and allowing gravity to pull your feet closer to your head.
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