Let's add on to the back stretches from last blog post. You can begin with the cat-cow and psoas stretches from last month's blog post for a full spinal stretch or complete the stretch below by itself. This is a quick and easy stretch can help relieve back pain and improve posture.
*Please consult your doctor before doing anything contained in this post.
What you need: Just yourself!
How to stretch: Stand with your feet firmly on the floor. Clasp your hands behind your back and gently pull your arms to the ground. Take and slow inhale and slow exhale. Now reach both arms overhead. You can choose to interlace your fingers with palms toward the sky or keep hands separate with palms facing forward. Hold for 10 seconds. Now reach your arms higher and as far back as comfortable. Take a slow, deep inhale and slow, full exhale. Bring your arms down and notice if your posture has changed.
Try doing these stretches 3 times each day and notice if there is a difference in your posture and your back discomfort. Happy stretching!
*Please note: I am not a doctor and this is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You agree to hold harmless Mackey Massage and Wellness, LLC for all injuries and claims that arise from your use or misuse of the content above.