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How to do a cat-camel stretch

5 STEPS

Looking for an easy way to loosen up after a long day at your desk? A cat-camel stretch is just the ticket. Don’t worry — you got this.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Step

Get into position

Get down onto your hands and knees. Place your palms directly under your shoulders and your knees underneath your hips. Make sure to keep your back straight; you should look like a tabletop.

Step

Round your back

Relax your head and allow it to drop down. Round your back up towards the ceiling until you feel a comfortable stretch. Breathe out and hold here for 15 seconds.

Step

Straighten your back

Return to a flat spine.

Step

Sway your back

As you breathe in, allow your back to sway, press your stomach towards the floor and lift your buttocks toward the ceiling. Allow your head to tilt back slightly.

Step

Repeat

Repeat this sequence for 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Don’t forget to breathe and keep your belly button pulled into your spine the whole time.