Flexion in sitting
To view video demonstrations of the below exercises please click flexion in sitting exercises.
Sitting in a chair, relax and breath (Fig A) and gently roll forward to drop your hands towards your feet (Figs B and C). Return to sitting leading with your lower back first and lift your head last.
Relaxed flexion in standing
To view video demonstrations of the below exercises please click relaxed flexion in standing exercises.
In standing, relax and breathe (Fig A). Bend both knees and hips. Reach forwards towards your knees, then towards the floor (Fig B).
Return to standing in a relaxed movement.
Relaxed flexion into plank
To view video demonstrations of the below exercises please click relaxed flexion into plank exercises.
In standing (Fig A), do a semi-squat by bending both knees and hips, and place your hands on the floor (Fig B). Walk out with your hands until you get into a plank position (Figs C and D).
Return to standing by walking your hands back in.
One leg bend and reach
To view video demonstrations of the below exercises please click one leg bend and reach exercises.
Stand on one leg and lift your opposite hand above your head (Fig A).
Then keeping relaxed, bend the standing hip, knee and your back to bring the raised hand down to touch the opposite side of your standing foot (Fig B).
Try to keep your other leg clear of the floor until you return to the start position.
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