Shoulders Stuck? Stretch your shoulders to relieve pain and tension Diane Valentine – Walnut Creek Yoga Therapist.
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Oftentimes, a few will come to me with shoulder and back injuries largely due to their posture. When we stand and we sit, we sit in a forward way with the shoulders moving forward, hands on the computer, neck strain forward. We also walk this way or largely move this way because we’re such a forward thinking society. I’m going to show you a way of easing that shoulder stress and pain by going to the wall. So, I suggest you bring your hands shoulders-distance apart and your elbow shoulders-distance apart, and place your hands on to the wall and feel a connection from your elbow all the way up to your little finger stepping back and drawing your tail bone back. And if you can’t touch your head to the wall and then here, lift your navel up and keep this action flowing back as you feel the outside of your arms moving down toward the floor. Another way of doing this, you want to bend your knees and come forward as you stand up. Another way of doing this is coming to the wall. I like to do this in the shower, hands at eye’s height, elbows on to the wall and were going to draw in as a plank—as if you were a plank leading with the breast bone and not the nose, you want to keep your nose out of it. Take a breathe in, inhale, exhale, drop in, stay there, inhale, link in the spine, exhale, drop in. This opens up the pectoral muscles and keeps the shoulders from moving forward.