This stretching exercise mainly involves the flexor of the trunk such as the iliopsoas. It is often used in yoga sessions. This exercice help to improve the range of motion.

Body Parts

  • Abdominals
  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Hip Flexors


  • Lay stomach down on the floor.
  • Place the hands on the shoulders.


  • Push with the arms while keeping the pelvis against the floor.
  • Look forward.


Never go so far as to cause pain or pressure in the lower back. Never lift the shoulders. Do not do this exercise if enduring a herniated disc.