Upgrade this Familiar Upper Back and Shoulder Stretch

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Do you ever feel like your upper back could use a stretch, yet you can’t seem to find a way to get to the area in need—like an itch you can’t scratch?

If so, you’re going to love today’s exercise. I’ll show you how to upgrade a standard stretch by adding three form points that will help you access those hard-to-reach places in your upper back and shoulders.

After you give it a try, I’d love to hear how it goes and how it felt. Be sure to leave a comment below.

Here’s to upper back relief!
Sydney

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Sydney

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 info@pilatestonic.com. See you in the studio!

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  1. very helpful thabnk you
    It’s difficult to know when the shoulders are released versus “pushed down”.
    I appreciate this reminder very much. I was active in my local pilates for 5 years , had shoulder pain and ended up with a frozen shoulder and physical therapy, and then Covid hit and a medical situation that kept me away for almost a year–getting back into it and miss it. I think my pilates had something to do with the shoulder problem though so I need to be very mindful.
    Thanks for your tips and specific instruction.

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    2. Wow! The best for me! One shoulder always takes longer to loosen up and this stretch gets right to the tight area.

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  2. Thank you so much , Sydney , i do love your videos !!
    This stretching is awesome, perfect to everyday !
    Much love to all, from Spain !

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  3. Hi Sidney,
    I feel a wonderful long nek. I could make the muscle connection from underarm-armpit to inside upperarm. Plus the neck, love it. I think this will improve my plank pose

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