Undo Rounded Shoulders and Slumped Spines with This Exercise

I practice a few exercises every day without fail, and today I’m going to show you my favorite one.

This exercise is an essential piece of the posture puzzle, and it’s fantastic for shoulders and spines that have succumbed to modern living by rounding forward.

It’s a simple and effective chest stretch.

You’ll need a couple of blankets and pillows for this one, so have a few on hand, and I’ll show you how to create a setup that will ensure you get the most out of this effective shoulder-opening exercise.

As always, I’d love to hear how it goes after you give it a try. So make sure and tell me in the comments below.

With open shoulders,

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Hi, I'm Sydney and I'm a Restorative Movement Specialist here at Pilates Tonic. My goal is to empower you with tools to connect and live in your body in new and better ways. I'm a passionate advocate for wellness through optimally aligned movement and I look forward to designing a customized alignment and movement program just for you! If you want to find out more, just give me a call at 423.702.5233, or email me at [email protected] See you in the studio!

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    1. It can be surprising how stiff the shoulders and arms can be! It’s totally fine to do this one without the thumbs on the floor, and over time, with practice, they might just get there. Thanks for sharing, Mona!

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