Neck & Shoulders, Pictures of Exercises

Movement Breaks for the Office (part 2)

Here is another series that can easily be done at work with no equipment.  These exercises are all meant to reduce the upper body tension that comes with computer/office work. Alternate this upper body series with the lower body exercises from Part 1 to hit the whole body! 1) Head Ramping: Instead of the "forward head" position that creates compression of the… Continue reading Movement Breaks for the Office (part 2)

Habits, Neck & Shoulders, Pictures of Exercises, Spinal Health

3 Things You Need to Know About Your Shoulder Tension

1.) Constantly pulling your shoulders back (shoulder blades together) will make it worse. I know that this position is taught as “good posture”, but it is not good alignment.  (Read about the difference between posture and alignment.) The rhomboids are muscles on your upper back that connect the spine and the scapula (shoulder blades). When you have the… Continue reading 3 Things You Need to Know About Your Shoulder Tension

Health

Got 20 min? Improve Your Health Right Now!

Katy Bowman, creator of Restorative Exercise™ and director of the Restorative Exercise Institute, recently put out a series of short online classes called "Alignment Snacks". Here are my top 5 reasons why you should give them a try! You get an exercise class and alignment lesson directly from Katy. They are only $5.00 each! 20-30 minutes… Continue reading Got 20 min? Improve Your Health Right Now!