There are two phases to this position.
Phase One - is a great overall stretch for the side of your body. While you have your arms outstretched upwards above your head, gently sway and stretch your arms to your left, then right, and repeat as you wish. You should be able to feel your spine lengthening and the sides of your stomach stretching.
Phase Two - swing your legs in the same direction as your arms (see picture below) or placing your body in a banana like position. For example when you stretch to the right, make sure your arms and legs move into the same direction i.e your right side.
Doing this motion in the floatation tank can help stretch out your lower back muscles, including quadratus lumborum, which is a major cause for lower back pain. By moving your legs into the same direction as you arms, you are also stretching muscles all the way from your gluteals and obliques to your finger tips, making this a great position to fully stretch the entire body.
If you really want to stretch out your lower back and leg muscles, try crossing your outside leg across the other, in the direction that you're swaying. You will feel an instant stretch along the curved side of your body.
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