Posts Tagged "desk stretch"

Quick Tip: Did you know you stretching your forearms can loosen your shoulders?

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Did you know you stretching your forearms can loosen your shoulders?

  If your arms regularly feel heavy and tired throughout the day or you are looking for a new shoulder stretch, then check out this Tai Chi inspired stretch. It is a quick stretch that loosens up your forearms, triceps, and shoulders. This a great and easy stretch to do when you are sitting in traffic, at the office, or even just relaxing at home. Try it out and see if this stretch gets you more energized for your...

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to do assisted shoulder stretching?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to do assisted shoulder stretching?

  This week, Scott and myself, bring you three active isolated shoulder stretches that will help increase your shoulder’s full range of motion by targeting the lateral, posterior, and overhead directional shoulder movements. These stretches can be done individually or with a partner to get a bit deeper into each of the stretches. Be sure to check out our Explaining Active Isolated Stretching video to understand the AIS approach to stretching. These stretches are great for anyone who hits the gym regularly or is just looking to relieve some...

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch your glutes with your own seat?

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch your glutes with your own seat?

Everyone has experienced low back tension at one point or another. For some of us, it’s a minor annoyance, but for others it can be quite debilitating. The causes of our low back pain are numerous, but often it’s due to tight muscles. The psoas muscle is a common culprit, but this pain can also come from another muscle that is regularly used and often neglected – our glutes. From driving to standing, running or walking up stairs, we use our glutes far more than we care to think about. Consequently, regular care and maintenance is important for great health and pain relief....

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to floss your shoulders almost anywhere?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to floss your shoulders almost anywhere?

I hope that superficial back line stretch from last week went well for you. This week Jenny demonstrates a great complimentary exercise to the SBL stretch with this shoulder flossing technique. Our shoulders are meant to move – that’s why they have so many muscles attached to them – and this stretch will definitely get them moving all over! This is an easy and effective exercise for desk workers, swimmers, yogis, runners with stiff shoulders or anyone looking to benefit from increased shoulder mobility. Remember to breathe through the stretch and stabilize the rest of your body so you are...

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Quick Tip: Looking to stretch your posterior shoulder?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Community Workshop, Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Looking to stretch your posterior shoulder?

In this week’s quick tip we will show you how to stretch the back of your shoulder while additionally increasing range of motion in your shoulder. Breathe into it and use it also as an opportunity to open up the back of your lungs and ribcage. It also, coincidentally, is great for anyone looking to improve his or her football throw just in time to play some catch before the Super Bowl! Don’t forget to plan how you want to spend your Valentine’s Day! If you are doing anything holiday related or not, Psoas is here to help you out. We are discounting all gift certificates $10...

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