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Stretch of the Week: Seated Twist with Neck Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

For the third week of June we will be performing the Seated Twist with Neck Stretch. This stretch targets the muscles of the neck, between the ribs, and trunk.

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Stretch of the Week: Neck Circles

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

June’s second stretch of the week is a range of motion movement for the neck called Neck Circles. This movement will stretch the neck in all directions, and also provide insight into your neck’s range of motion.

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Stretch of the Week: Self Neck Traction

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

The focus of June’s weekly stretches will be on the neck muscles. We have quite a few muscles, ranging from very tiny to very large, that attach into the neck area. If these muscles become tight they can cause a host of problems, from small headaches to more severe problems like tingling in the hands. Stretching the neck muscles can be a starting place to address these issues.

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Stretch of the Week: Bosu® Ball Psoas Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

We will be performing the Bosu® Ball Psoas Stretch for the fourth week of May! This stretch will target the psoas, hip flexors, abdominals and muscles between the front ribs.

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Stretch of the Week: Gate Pose

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

May’s third stretch of the week is taken from yoga, called the Gate Pose. This stretch targets the sides of the body and inner thighs.

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Stretch of the Week: Bosu® Ball Half Splits

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

For the second week of May we will be performing the Bosu® Ball Half Splits Stretch! Remember a Bosu® Ball is being used for added core stability and strength, but you certainly can do this stretch (and all of May’s weekly stretches) without one.

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Stretch of the Week: Bosu® Ball Lunge

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

For the month of May we are adding a stability component to our weekly stretch. This month we will be using a Bosu® Ball! If you don’t have one available, you can still do all of these stretches without one. The Bosu® Ball will just be adding a bit of core strength to the stretches.

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Stretch of the Week: Seated Straight Leg Twist

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

April’s fourth and final stretch is very similar to week one’s Reclined Straight Leg Twist, but is performed in a sitting position instead of laying down. This stretch is called Seated Straight Leg Twist and will stretch the side, back, and hamstring muscles.

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