3 Stretches to Help You Unwind and Unkink Trouble Spots
1. Standing Hip Circles: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, then raise your right knee to your chest. Circle your knee out to the right, then bring it back to the center. Keep circling for 30 seconds, then repeat with the left knee.
2. Deep Squat Reach: Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hands clasped in front of your chest. With your back flat, squat deeply so your bottom sinks lower than your knees. Reach up with your right hand, following the movement with your head. Bring your hand back to your chest and repeat with your left hand. Return to the start position. Repeat the sequence—squat, reach right, reach left, stand—for 30 seconds.
3. Rotate and Reach: Start on your hands and knees. Lower your left elbow to the floor; twist to the left and extend your right arm back between your left elbow and left knee. Pause, then untwist to the right to bring your right hand up toward the ceiling, looking at that hand. Return to start. Repeat for 30 seconds, then switch sides.