I love this stretch because it’s easy to do anywhere. Your home, office, the airport – ANYWHERE! All you need is a steady chair or stool, be near a counter or wall and you’re ready to go. I like to take balance out of the equation so that it’s easier to hold stretches and really get to more permanent changes. Watch the video then we will connect the dots below!
As with most of my videos, there are several variations and options to make it best suit you. I know sometimes you just want a specific answer, but it’s best for you to develop the invaluable skill of listening to your body and knowing what you need. But I won’t leave you hanging – or stretching – alone! The key is to lean forward, lift your ribs and chest, check sidebending and then add rotation to get a 3D stretch and elongation throughout your torso. Now all you have to do is BREATHE! Remember that holding stretches for 2-3 minutes allows for more permanent fascial changes as it realigns along lines of tension. This is not ideal for pre-activity warmup. For that, you want more dynamic movement. But to open your fascial system, this is it!
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These videos are meant to be educational and instructional. They are not able to diagnose or treat a specific issue and are definitely not a substitute for a professional evaluation.