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Tag: back stretch

Legs up the Wall Stretch

Relax while you stretch your hamstrings, inner thighs and back! This stretch is a fantastic way to work on your flexibility while relaxing (or chatting on the phone to your loved ones). All you need is bit of wall that is wide and tall enough for your legs to fit up and open on. This […]

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Mini Swans/Cobra – Exercise to Improve Posture

Improve your posture; build upper back strength; improve your scapular stability; reduce neck and shoulder pain; reduce widows stoop…This exercise has SO many benefits! This exercise it great, when it is done correctly. Frequently, people do this exercise using their traps (upper shoulders) and hang into their low backs which destroys all the benefits of […]

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Crossed Arm and Arm Behind Back Shoulder/Arm Stretches

This series of three stretches is easy and can be done anywhere! Perfect for anyone, these stretches can be done seated or standing, at work, at home, or wherever you start to tighten up! This series gets your upper arm, back, neck and arm pit. Key tips: Keep shoulders down/relaxed. Breathe. Remember which arm is […]

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Back Stretch – Forward Fold with Bent Knees

Stretch your back sitting or standing! (and get a hamstring bonus) This stretch is great because you can make it a back stretch by bending your knees, or a hamstring stretch by keeping your knees straight. If you go to a yoga class, this stretch is often done with both straight and bent knees in […]

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Back Stretch on Yoga/Stability Ball

Get ready to RELAX into this gentle back stretch. Pull the stability ball up against the front of your thighs before allowing your spine to flex forward, laying your torso completely over the top of the ball. If your back is noticeably tight, you may have trouble relaxing into this stretch and you may notice […]

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Side splits Stretch with Side Bend and Twist

Back, hamstrings and hips! Oh my! This is a great low back stretch while you’re seated on the floor that has an added hamstring, hip and side (lateral) stretch in it! Since your hamstrings, hips and low back are all related, stretching all three will help release whatever is tightest even more. Remember these key […]

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Back Stretch-Cat/Cow & Child’s Pose

Two gentle, easy-to-do stretches for low back tightness or discomfort! Cat and cow can be done anywhere as long as being on your hands and knees for a few minutes is comfortable for you. This combination of spinal flexion and slight spinal extension is a great place to begin if you’re feeling particularly stiff today, […]

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Back Stretch – Twists

Let’s do the twist to relieve back pain! Back twists are a great back stretch* and can be very relaxing (especially these ones as you are on your back the whole time)! Be sure to remember these tips as you do this stretch: Breathe! Focus your breath into the side that is stretching (the side […]

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