The active lateral flexion stretch is an effective warm up exercise for the lateral flexion movement of the spine.

  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hands at sides as shown. 
  • Slowly bend to one side letting the shoulders tilt to the right side, gently flexing the spine laterally.
  • Do not allow the hips to push out in the opposite direction.
  • Hold for 1-2 seconds.
  • Return to starting position and alternate sides for a total of 10 repetitions (5 per side).