Chest Expansion

Chest Expansion may be practiced standing or sitting on the edge of a chair. It is a great pose for stretching and creating flexibility in our shoulders, arms and backs. Be mindful moving into and out of the pose, never going beyond what is comfortable for your body today.

Stand straight and tall, feet hip width distance apart. Or sit up tall on the edge of an armless chair.

Feel the crown of our head reaching toward the sky.

Our shoulders are back and down away from our ears.

Our pelvis tilts forward as our core pulls our belly button to our spine.

Our arms are at our sides, finger tips reaching toward the floor.

As we inhale deeply, we raise our arms up in front of our body, palms together, fingers pointed straight ahead.

On the exhale, flip our hands so the back of our hands are together, thumbs pointing down.

On the inhale, bring our hands behind our back and clasp our fingers, palms together. exhale.

Inhale, roll our shoulders back and down, reaching our heads up, gently pulling our hands down.

We can stay here, inhaling and exhaling, or, If it feels right for our body today, inhale and gently lean forward on the exhale, raising our clasped hands and arms. 

Repeat for three to five breaths.

On the exhale, gently return our hands to our lower back. 

On the inhale release our hands and return, palms together, reaching forward in front of our body. exhale.

Inhale, bring our hands to heart center. On the exhale, return arms to our sides.

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