This is lovely for tight hamstrings and low backs but much more importantly, this simple move gives us the kind of gentle stretch and glide that our nervous system loves. It helps us gently wring out all of the waste products and pump in a fresh supply of clean fluids that helps soothe sensitive and irritated nerves. Perfect for those prone to sciatica.
Standing feet hip-width apart, exhale to curl forward, tucking chin to chest with your arms hanging loosely down.
Bend forward at the waist and allow both knees to bend to lower you down, reaching your hands toward the floor.
Raise one hand up towards the ceiling and turn your head to look up toward your hand.
Simultaneously straighten the knee on the same side as you reach around and up.
Hold this position for a moment or two before bringing your arm back down towards the floor, softening your knee.
Repeat the movement on the other side.
At the end of the set, return to the upright position by pushing through your legs and uncurling your spine.
Keep your chin to chest until you return to the upright position, then slowly unfold your neck to look ahead.
3 sets of 10 reps