Give Yourself a Break (to Stretch!)

Posted By on Apr 28, 2014 in Self-care


If you spend most of your day hunched over a screen or a work table of some sort, it’s time to stretch your muscles! Taking a break to stretch every 3o-60 minutes will give you a moment of relaxation + clarity in an otherwise busy day. Plus, by the end of the day you should still be able to move in all the right directions (bonus)! So go on, give it a try!

Stand up, right now, and give yourself a 2-minute break. That’s an order.

Begin by clasping your hands and interlacing your fingers. Raise your arms so that they are straight out in front of you with your palms facing toward your body:

Pose 3A

 

Invert your hands so that your palms face out away from your body:

Pose 3B

 

Now raise your arms up over your head and stretch them as high as you can, while maintaining the position of your hands:

Pose 3C

This quick stretch will open up your chest muscles, stretch your arms and back and keep you from slouching and slumping through the rest of your day. As an added bonus, if you can step outside to do your stretching you’ll also get in a much-needed daily dose of sunshine and fresh air. Try it out!

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