Posts Tagged "shoulder stretch"

Quick Tip: Are you making the most of your doorway?

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you making the most of your doorway?

We know it can be tricky to make time in your day for stretching. That's why we love finding reminders and props in our everyday environment. Doorways are especially great for this; they're everywhere, and they're awesome supports for a certain kind of upper body stretch. So check out this week's doorway Quick Tip — an active isolated stretch for the latissimus dorsi (lats). This stretch is great for desk workers, drivers and for anyone with shallow breathing or tightness around their rib cage. You'll likely feel this in the shoulders and down into the lats, but it...

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Quick Tip: Did you know stretching your pecs can relieve neck and back tension?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Did you know stretching your pecs can relieve neck and back tension?

This week we provide you a compilation of a few different shoulder and pec stretches featured on the Psoasbodywork YouTube channel. The start of the new year brings cold weather and a motivation to work harder, which usually means spending more time hunched over, either in a warm blanket or at our desk. The stretches below can help you relieve some neck or upper back tension that consequently develops, and also have you feeling energized  for your day. Check them out, try them out, and let us know how it goes!  Don't forget that posture balls along with other...

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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 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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