is a great way to stretch the front of the body, but it can difficult if you have any flexibility issues in the abs, chest or shoulders. Doing this move on a ball may give you the support you need to get the most out of this stretch. Because you're balancing as well, the body stays active throughout the exercise.
- To get into position, kneel in front of the ball and roll forward until the ball is under the belly, legs straight and toes on the floor.
- Place both hands on the ball, engage the abs and press up, lifting the chest up and tilting the head toward the ceiling.
- Keep the shoulders down and the legs active as you stretch through the front of the body.
- Hold for 3 to 5 breaths.