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The Warm Up: Arm Circles

Starting position Supine, pelvis and spine neutral. Knees flexed, feet abducted hip-distance apart on mat. Arms long by sides, palms down.

Inhale reach arms toward ceiling and overhead, only as far as abdominal connection, scapular stabilization and contact between lower posterior ribs and mat can be maintained.

Exhale circle arms out to sides and around to hips

Complete 3–5 repetitions, then reverse direction for 3–5 repetitions.