I'm Tanya Eberhardt, and this is lateral bending stretch. The lateral bending stretch is a great way to stretch the lateral bending muscles such as the internal and external obliques, the quadratus lumborum, the QL, and even the hip flexor, the iliopsoas. The more you lean forward the more you'll get into the back muscles such as the Q and the more you lean back the more you'll get into the hip flexor, the iliopsoas. Bring your feet wider than hip width apart. Slide the right hand down the right leg and inhale the left arm up and over your ear. Extend out of the left fingertips and pull the thumb back to draw the tricep behind the ear. Inhale to lengthen, exhale to slide the right hand down and deep in the stretch. Inhale through center taking it to the other side. Hold the stretch for 3 to 6 long and deep breaths. Repeating anywhere from 6 to 8 times on each side.