I hope you are having a great Saturday.
If you sit too much throughout the week, one of the areas in your body that is affected are your shoulders. You probably suffer from rounded shoulders.
Today, I have a video and article for you on some simple yoga exercises 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
Arch over a foam roller, stretching out the mid back area. Open up the shoulders, bringing the shoulders back to counteract the rounded shoulders. Pivot at the hips, relaxing your lower body to provide stability, and bend your knees. Focus just on the upper body. Do one set of 3 repetitions, holding the end position for about 5 seconds, and then return to the starting position. 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. Lie length-wise on a foam roller and bring your arms out to the side. Open up through the shoulders, looking for a light stretch in the front of the shoulders. 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
Lie on a mat with your body straight. Bring your elbows just below shoulder height and then press in. Press to the point where you feel the muscles in your mid back working. Do 1 set of 3 repetitions, pushing down for 3 seconds then relaxing. Progress to 5 repetitions for 5 seconds, and then progress on to 10 repetitions for 10 seconds.
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Rick Kaselj, MS