How to do Wag Your Tail

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: abs, hip flexor, glutes, quadriceps, shoulders

Instructions

Balance on all fours with your hands directly below your shoulders and your knees beneath your hips. Your spine should be resting comfortably in neutral.

Breathe in to extend the right arm in front of you and the left leg behind you, keeping the fingers and toes in contact with the floor. Breathe out to lift the extended arm and leg so they are parallel to the floor, increasing your connection in your centre to prevent the lower back from arching and keep the hips level. Breathe in to sweep the arm and legs out to the side of the body, keeping the arm and leg parallel to the floor and maintaining the position of the spine and pelvis. Breathe out to bring the arm and leg back in, breathe in to lower the fingers and toes to the floor and finally breathe out to draw them back underneath the body returning to the start position. Repeat on the other arm and leg and complete 5 reps on each side.

How to make Wag Your Tail easier

If you are unable to maintain the position of the spine and pelvis, try omitting the movement of the arm and leg out to the side.

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