The Raking Twist
Start with your feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent. Pull your belly in toward your spine to protect your lower back and lean forward slightly. It is very important to keep you core muscles activated – keep that belly pulled in! With your hands up by your head, inhale and twist your chest up to the left; exhale and return to the center. Next, inhale and twist your chest up to the right; exhale and return to the center. This counts as one rep; go for at least 2-3 rounds of 20-30 reps.