Stress Relief Exercise

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The Upward Arm Stretch

Upward Arm Stretch Purpose

This exercise is one in a series designed to relieve stress and tension from the middle of your shoulders and the nape of the neck. By contracting and stretching these areas tension is released from the whole body.

Upward Arm Stretch Instructions

Lift your arms up and bend your elbows, clasp your hands behind your head. Push your elbows back and feel your shoulder muscles contracting and your chest expanding. Now INHALE raise your arms as you clasp the fingers of both hands together, palms up. Hold for several seconds. Then EXHALE and release and return the hands back behind the head. Repeat three times.

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