Pilates Exercise of the Week #1 – THE UPPER BACK STRETCH
Hi everyone, so we have decided to add a little weekly content to both our website and new Instagram account. Our plan is to add a weekly Pilates exercise for you to try at home. Our first exercise is a nice and simple upper back stretch. This is really good for those of you who spend long hours at a computer. With a lot of people still working from home, many of you are having to work on the kitchen table, couch or even from your bed. This will help reduce feelings of stiffness and tightness in your upper back and shoulders.
UPPER BACK STRETCH
- Clasp your hands in front of you and push your hands to the floor – hold this position for 10-15 seconds
- Take a deep breath in through your nose. As you breath out raise your hands till they are level with your shoulders.
- Keep pushing your hands away for a further 10-15 seconds.
- Take another deep breath in through your nose and as you breath out, raise your hands above your head. Hold this position for a further 10-15 seconds then bring your arms out to the side in a big circle till your hands are resting outside your hips.
- REPEAT TWICE