For the second week of February’s “heart opener” theme, we will be performing the Supported Reclined Front Body Stretch. It will gently stretch the abdominals, rib and chest muscles and the biceps muscle of the upper arm.
You will need a yoga block to perform this stretch (see image). If you don’t have a yoga block, you can use a tightly rolled up towel as a substitute.
It is important to note that you should skip this week’s stretch if you have a back injury or difficulty getting up and down from the floor.
How to perform:
If it’s too high as shown in the bottom right photo, your neck will be too congested. If it’s placed too low as shown in bottom left photo, your low back will arc too much (ribs will thrust up too high). The position of the block should be comfortable, right below the shoulder blades as shown in the top photos.
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