Dynamic headtoknee

The dynamic head-to-knee is a nice warm-up before a slightly more physical routine.

Dynamic head-to-knee is a little more vigorous kind of warm-up. Don't perform this sequence if you're having neck problems.

1. Lie flat on your back with your arms relaxed at your sides and you palms turned down as shown in Figure 15-1a earlier in the chapter.

2. As you inhale, raise your arms slowly overhead and touch the floor.

3. As you exhale, draw your right knee toward your chest, lift your head off the floor, and then grasp your right knee with your hands.

Keep your hips on the floor. Bring your head as close to your knee as possible, but don't force it. Figure 15-7 shows you what this position looks like.

4. As you inhale, release your knee and return your head, arms, and straightened right leg to the floor as they are in Step 2.

5. Repeat Steps 2 through 4 six to eight times on each side, alternating right and left.

To make the sequence a little easier, keep your head on the floor in Step 3.

Figure 15-7:

The dynamic head-to-knee.

Figure 15-7:

The dynamic head-to-knee.

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