Constantly hovering over your keyboard, with your shoulders hunched over not only contributes to terrible posture, but can be a real pain in the neck and back. I know this stretch looks a little provocative and is reminiscent of FlashDance, but it is the antidote to a day of blogging.
Photo: Jenny Sugar
- Sit on the edge of your chair. Reach your hands behind you and hold on to the back of the chair.
- Inhale and press your chest forward, arching your spine. If it feels comfortable, let your head fall back slightly to open through the front of the neck.
- Continue to breathe, feeling the front of your body open up as you extend backwards.
- Hold this position for 30 seconds or as long as you want. Then slowly lift your head back up, straighten your spine, and release the chair.