9. Seated Twist

Perform the seated twist by sitting on the floor or a stool. The feet should be flat on the floor. Cross the right leg over the left, and either wrap the left arm around the elevated knee, or brace the left elbow outside it. Inhale and get tall, stretching the crown of the head toward the ceiling. On the exhale, twist — using the abdominal muscles and waist more than the arm — to the right. Hold this position for at least 10 seconds. Repeat on the opposite side. Do at least three sets of these twists several times a day.

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