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4 in 1 move that works your full body.

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Hi, I'm Megan Townsend. Would you like to work your shoulders, your abs, your hips and your back in just a few minutes? Let's check it out. Hook your thumb out in front of you and then reach them up over your head. It'll be easier down here. As you work them up, you're gonna start to work the shoulders. But it feels good to stretch, opening it up. Relax the shoulders as you reach. And then the other thumb on top. Relax the shoulders. Feels good. And then release. And then, coming down. Separate your feet a little bit and we're gonna add a squat. So, reaching your arms up, bend your knees and lift. Again, bend to a chair, pull your belly in, lift. Other thumb, 2 times, bend and lift. Heating up those thighs and relax your shoulders, pull your belly, and lift. And then, all the way down into a slot. So, separate your feet and sit down. If your heels lift off the floor, bring your feet a little wider apart. If they're still off the floor and it feels uncomfortable, you can put a towel underneath your heels. Reach your arms out and then pull your elbows in, palms together. Lift your chest. You feel the stretch opening up to the lower back and your chest. Good. Keep your left arm here and raise your right arm up, opening it up. Breathe, open up that chest and breathe into it. Look up. Send energy into those fingertips. If you want a little bit more, take your hand behind your back. You can even release the left arm to the floor. Open it up. Stretch your shoulder. Feel the stretch in the inside of your thigh. And then, on the right side, take your right arm down, open it up. Pull your belly up, look up. And again, to take it a little deeper, hand behind your back, hit your [unknown] or you can even start to release that right arm out in front of you. Great. Bring it back to the center. Hook your thumbs and then start to work them up over your ears. As you do this, relax the shoulders down. It is way harder here than when we were standing. Now, at the same time, pull your belly up. Lift up just a little bit. You're gonna feel your abs working. Nice. Relax the shoulders. Feel the back opening, working. Great. Other side, hook the other thumb on top, lift it up. Relax the shoulders. Nice. Lift your belly. Maybe even look up, great job. And then, to release it, press your palms. And then, gently rolling up to standing. Great. Bring your palms to your heart. Thank you for joining me on ExerciseTV. Namaste.

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