Sometimes a stretch just isn't enough, hunching is a natural everyday occurrence and it's the bodies way of protecting itself from outsiders by physically closing off access to the vital organs. But, it can make us feel achy and tight! Here we have 9, yes, 9 exercises to really stretch and hit the spot!
Any time you notice that you are slouching forward, try to take a moment to roll your shoulders back and take a deep breath. Then when you are about to choose your workout, do this one and see what difference it makes!
Start by choosing 3, then progress, after you have done these, I guarantee you will feel like you have spent a day in the spa!
Forward Fold with Clasp:
How to:Stand, clasp hands behind back, and take a big inhale to open chest.On exhale, soften knees and fold forward, letting head fall toward the ground and gently releasing neck.If you feel comfortable, bend one knee and then the other, getting more into your shoulders.Stay here for 5 deep breaths.
How to:Begin on hands and knees.Hold opposite elbows to get shoulder's distance, then place forearms parallel to one another.Drop head and reach chest back through arms in the direction of your feet to enhance shoulder opening.Stay here for 5 deep breaths.
How to:Sit comfortably, float arms down to either side of body and, bending elbows, reach arms behind back.
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