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Cross the Midline


Increases core strength, stretches and strengthens arms and legs.

Step 1

Begin in Mountain Pose.

Step 2

Bend your arms, lift one leg, and bring your opposite elbow to touch your knee.

Step 3

Lower your foot, and repeat with the opposite sides.

Step 4

Repeat a few times. This can be done quickly or slowly.


Crossing the Midline is an important skill needed for reading, writing, and many day-to-day activities. Incorporating this movement aids the brain in developing this necessary skill.

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