How to do the twisted sphinx stretch

Instructions for twisted sphinx:

Start on the floor on your hands and knees.
Extend your right leg straight behind you and bring your left leg under your body and out to the right side so your left toes are pointing out.
If possible, release your forearms to the floor and drop your left hip to the floor if necessary.

What does twisted sphinx help with?

Flexibility

What areas does twisted sphinx exercise?

Hips, Hamstrings, Glutes, Lower Back, Spine, IT Band

How is twisted sphinx performed?

Floor

When should you avoid twisted sphinx?

Pregnancy, Osteoporosis

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