4 Stretches 4 Today
Sit up tall in your chair, or if possible stand up. Stretch your arms overhead and interlock your fingers, turn the palms to the ceiling. Take a deep breath in and stretch to the right, hold for 5 seconds, then come back up and exhale. Repeat to the left.
Inhale and lift your shoulders up to your ears. Exhale and let them drop.
Repeat 3 times.
Take your hands behind your back and interlock the fingers, pulling the shoulders back, stretching the chest muscles. Take several breaths. Make sure that your head doesn’t tip up or down and that your eye gaze is on the horizon.
Place your right hand on the left shoulder with the elbow at chest height and facing forward. Put your left hand on the right elbow and on an exhale, stretch it toward the left, feeling the stretch between the shoulder blades. Hold for several breaths and then release. Repeat on the other side.