Keep the muscles in your shoulders flexible, prevent yourself from injury and release tension after an intense workout. How? Incorporate the following 3 moves into your stretching routine:
Push your chest forward and your shoulders down to intensify the stretch. Your elbows are touching your upper body and your legs stay flat on the mat. Look forward and breath. Hold the pose 15 to 30 seconds.
Push your heels into the ground while your pushing your shoulders down as far as possible. Your head rests between your arms and push yourself down. Your legs are hip distance apart and keep your upper arms and shoulders rotated outwards while your forearms are rotated inwards. Hold the pose for 15 seconds.
This pose is used a lot for an in-between-exercises post to relax and stretch the shoulders. Your big toes touch eachother while your knees are hip distance apart. Push your butt back, down to the floor. Strengthen your arms and push your shoulders towards the mat. Keep your head relaxed in between your arms. Stay in this pose for at least 30 seconds.
Enjoy stretching those shoulders!
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