Side Plank & Hip Lift

Step 1

Start by lying lengthways along a yoga mat. Place your right forearm firmly on the floor, ensuring that your elbow is directly below your shoulder and that your forearm is parallel to (in line with) the short edge of your mat. Extend both legs and, using your obliques, gently raise your hips off the mat. Position your feet one on top of each other or place your left foot on the mat in front of your right — whichever is most comfortable. Gently draw your ribs to your hips to engage your core. This is your starting position.

Step 2

Inhale. Gently lower your hips towards the mat slightly.

Step 3

Exhale. Using your obliques, elevate your hips to return to the starting position. Repeat this movement for half of the specified amount of time, before completing the remaining time on the other side.

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