Reclined Spinal Twist
The Fix: Stretches and aligns the spine while also promoting digestion, too.
How to Do It: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, arms at your sides. Exhale and draw both knees to your chest, clasping your hands around them. Extend your left leg along the floor, keeping your right knee to chest. Extend your right arm out at shoulder-height, palm facing down. Shift your hips slightly to the right and drop your right knee over the left side of your body. Turn your head to the right, gaze focused on fingertips. Inhale and slowly come back to center, bringing both knees to your chest. Exhale, and extend your right leg along the floor. Repeat on the opposite side. Don’t worry about how far over your knees are. Instead, focus on keeping the opposite shoulder flush with the ground.
Why It Works: This is the ideal post-WOD pose, says Kelly, and you’re also stretching and strengthening obliques, ultimately strengthening the connection between your back and your abs. It’s basically like pulling everything back together after a tough session.