I hope you are having a great Saturday.
If you sit too much throughout the week, one of the areas in your body that gets affected are your shoulders. You probably suffer from rounded shoulders.
Today, I have a video and article for you on some simple yoga exercise that will help you get rid of rounded shoulders.
In today’s video, I will go through three yoga exercises to fix rounded shoulders.
Yoga for Rounded Shoulders
CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video.
I got Donnalee to demonstrate.
# 1 – Arching Over the Foam Roller
Arching Over the Foam Roller
You are arching over the foam roller and stretching out the mid back area. You are opening up the shoulders and bringing the shoulders back to counteract the rounded shoulders. You are pivoting at the hips, relaxing your lower body to provide stability and bending your knees. You are focusing just on the upper body. You will go through the exercise with one set of 3 repetitions and hold the end position for about 5 seconds and then come back. You can progress on to 5 repetitions for a 10-second hold.
#2 – Pec Stretch on the Foam Roller
Pec Stretch on the Foam Roller
This exercise helps counteract the tightness in the front of the shoulders. You are lying on the foam roller. You will bring the arms out to the side. You are opening up through the shoulders and looking for a light stretch in the front of the shoulders. You will do 1 set of 2 repetitions, holding the end position for about 20 seconds.
#3 – Press the Elbows into the Mat
Press the Elbows into the Mat
You will lie on the mat. Your body is straight and bring the elbows just below shoulder height and then press in. You are pressing to the point where you feel that the muscles in your mid back are working. You will do 1 set of 3 repetitions and push down for 3 seconds then relax. You can progress to 5 repetitions for 5 seconds, and then progress on to 10 repetitions for 10 seconds.
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Rick Kaselj, MS