How to: Side-Lying Circle
Primary Muscles Used:Abs, Obliques
Exercise Families:Trunk Rotation
- Lay on your left side with your arm extended along the mat and your head relaxed on your arm. Extend your legs so that they are line with the rest of your body. Elevate your right leg to hip height, ensuring that your hips are stacked, your toes are pointed and that you maintain a small gap between your waist and the floor. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Exhale, gently draw your ribs to your hips to engage your core. Activate your right glute and draw five small circles with your toes, ensuring that you initiate the movement from your hip rather than your knees.
- Inhale. Draw another five small circles with your toes, ensuring that you initiate the movement from your hip rather than your knees. Complete half of the specified amount of time on the same side, before completing the remaining time on the other side, inhaling for five circles and exhaling for five circles.
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