Laura Prepon's Stash Plan Stretches

Actress Laura Prepon does these three stretches each day to improve her health.

Laura Prepon's Stash Plan Stretches

Orange Is the New Black actress Laura Prepon and integrative nutritionist Elizabeth Troy created the Stash Plan to help Prepon with her gallbladder and liver issues. Aside from the healthy recipes included in the plan, Prepon does 14 stretches each day to improve her well-being. Here, she shares three simple stretches that will help to unlock your fascia: fibrous tissue that surrounds an organ.

Reprinted from The Stash Plan, copyright © 2016 by Laura Prepon and Elizabeth Troy. Published by Touchstone.


Hamstring-Lengthening Liver Stretch

Step One: Getting Into Position

Place your mat against a wall. Stand on the end of it, facing the wall. Carefully come to a kneeling position. Extend your right leg so that your toes are touching the wall, making sure your foot is flexed and your heel is pressing down. Your left knee should be aligned with your left hip. If need be, you may add an extra mat under your knee to relieve pressure.

Step Two: Resistance

Pull back through the heel of your extended leg, while pushing forward with you kneeling leg, working in opposistion.

Step Three: Repetition

Slowly revert to your original position, standing on the end of the mat. Repeat steps one and two on your left leg.

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