Standing Chest Opener Stretch

STRETCH

How to Do 

How to Do Standing Chest Opener Stretch

The standing chest opener stretch should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the standing chest opener stretch.

Beginning

Beginning Chest Opener Stretch

1. Lie down on your stomach with your head on the ground.

2. Your buttocks should be relaxed and your feet should be pigeon-toed.

3. Placing your arms on your blocks is a good idea.

4. Relax your upper body and hips by taking a few deep breaths.

5. For 6 minutes, stay in this position.

Movement

Chest Opener Stretch Movement

1. Start off by standing tall with a straight spine and your shoulders pulled down your back and your chest thrust out.

2. Your feet should be facing ahead, with a shoulder-width space between them.

3. Start with your arms straight out to your sides so that your body forms a ‘T’.

4. Bring your arms from the outside to the inside so that your arms meet in the middle of your body. Repeat for repetitions.

Benefits

Chest Opener Stretch Benefits

A rounded back or collapsed shoulders can be countered by strengthening your back and shoulder muscles, as well as opening your chest cavity. The Heart Chakra is said to be linked to love, balance, intimacy, and compassion, among other things. It is placed in the heart of the chest.


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