2. Around the World Obliques:
How To Do:
- Stand with your legs wider than shoulder-width apart, toes turned out just a little bit, tailbone tucked. With a very light weight in your hands (5 pounds at most—or you can even hold a pillow—just to keep anchored so you don’t feel the move in your lower back) extend arms up straight above your head as far as you can.
- “It should really feel like a stretch,” says Stokes. Then, bend from the hips and reach your body as far as you can to the right, hips and shoulders square forward.
- At the last second when you can’t reach any more, rotate toward the floor.
- Twist your body back to face front, exhale and pull back up to center.
3. Heel Touches:
How To Do:
- Lie on your back with your feet flat on the ground and your arms by your sides.
- Crunch up by raising your chest towards the ceiling. From here, reach for your right heel with your right hand. Then reach for your left for your left heel with your left hand.
- Continue alternating for a total of 15 reps per side.