This week here’s four SHOULDER STRETCHES to loosen up the many muscles around your shoulders. Hold each stretch for 5 slow breaths.
1. Pull your opposite arm across the front of your body, keeping it straight and using the strength in your bent arm to pull the straight arm closer to your chest. Keep your chest facing forwards. Do both arms.
2. Interlock your fingers and raise your arms behind you, keeping your shoulders down away from your ears and a long neck. Don’t lean forward.
3. Place one palm on the back of your neck, elbow pointing up, and use the other hand to push down on the elbow, sliding your palm down the centre of your back. Change arms.
4. Grasp your fingers (or hands) behind your back as shown in picture 4. Change arms.