Good movement to counter postural problems such as long hours sitting at a desk, slouching, and burning pain across the shoulders.
Target Muscles: Chest, front of the neck and shoulder blade muscles.
Action Desired: Decreasing forward head posture, pulling the scapula back, loosen up the pectoral muscles.
Start Position: Stand facing the corner. Place palms and forearms on opposite walls with elbows bent at a 90 degrees.
Exercise Movements: Inhale, then exhale and gently lean in towards the wall. You should feel a gentle stretch in the pectoral muscles on your chest. Hold 10-30 seconds. Hold stretch just to a point where it feels challenging but causes no pain or discomfort. This is like doing a push-up on the wall. You may feel your shoulder blades “kissing” in the back.
Repetitions: 3-4 times in morning and at night.
* If these movements cause any pain or discomfort, please consult with your chiropractor.