Seated Rotation Stretch

Seated Rotation Stretch


This exercise involves sitting down and rotating your upper body to stretch your back and core muscles. It can help improve flexibility and reduce tension in the spine.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Seated Rotation Stretch Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on the floor with your legs extended in front of you.
  2. Place your right hand on your left knee and your left hand behind you on the floor.
  3. Inhale and sit up tall, lengthening your spine.
  4. Exhale and twist your torso to the left, using your right hand to gently pull your left knee towards your right shoulder.
  5. Hold the stretch for 10-15 seconds, breathing deeply.
  6. Release the stretch and repeat on the other side, placing your left hand on your right knee and your right hand behind you on the floor.
  7. Repeat the stretch on both sides 2-3 times.

Seated Rotation Stretch Form & Visual

Seated Rotation Stretch

Seated Rotation Stretch Benefits

  • Strengthens hamstrings and glutes
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Increases flexibility in the hips and lower back
  • Can be done without equipment
  • Targets the posterior chain muscles

Seated Rotation Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Obliques
  • Abdominals
  • Lower back muscles

Seated Rotation Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Seated trunk rotation
  • Seated spinal twist
  • Seated Russian twist
  • Seated oblique twist
  • Seated bicycle crunches