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The Harmony Floor Sequence

B9 Clapping Saw

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SKIP this exercise if painful or uncomfortable

  • Learn and follow the exercise instructions below.

  • Practice this exercise daily as part of your sequence. 


  • Perform this exercise in pain-free and comfortable ranges only.

  • If not possible, skip this exercise and consult with a physical therapist or movement professional.

  • When relevant, ensure that this exercise is within the surgeon's post-operation protocol.

Learn the Exercise

B9 Clapping Saw is a popular sitting exercise for spinal and posterior thigh flexibility. The claps add rhythm and grace to the movement.

Starting Position

Sit on sit bones with abducted legs extended forward:

  • Assume a neutral pelvis and spine.

  • Elongate the spine, relax the shoulders in harmonious position and look forward towards the horizon.

  • Feel a slight and comfortable posterior thigh stretch in this position.

If this position is easy and no stretch is felt:

  • Extend ankles and toes.

If this position is too difficult:

  • Sit on a pillow or at the edge of a low stool or chair.

  • Find the lowest height to hold this posture harmoniously and comfortably.


  • In the Starting Position, clap hands above head.

  • Then, rotate the spine to left, lean forward. and try and touch the left foot with the right hand.

  • The left hand stretches backwards.

  • Return to Starting Position and clap above head.

  • Repeat on other side, then clap again.

  • Repeat towards the middle three times.

  • Then return to Starting Position and relax.

Perform 2-3 repetitions then flex knees and recline to supine lying (using elbows) and proceed to exercise B10 Double Mermaid.

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