After a cold Winter weâ€™re usually feeling a little worse for wear, perhaps our diets havenâ€™t been as great, weâ€™ve been more sedentary than we would have liked, it all has an impact on our muscles, how we move and emotionally as well feeling less energy and not as motivated.
This post is all about giving you back that spring in your step.
Firstly grab a towel or pole, (eg. broom stick) these are great to use to help open up your chest and release all of those tight shoulders. You will feel more length, which will give you improved posture and help to open up your airways with more room across the chest.
1. Take a wide grip and lift as you inhale, draw the belly in and lift the pole over your head without bending the elbows or flexing through the back. Exhale as you bring the pole back over.
2. Maintaining the same grip hold the pole up above the head with locked elbows, breathe in and then exhale to twist and look behind you pulse twice to get a little deeper into the stretch and then inhale back to centre to repeat on the other side.
These are great to do daily as we are in a seated usually hunched position to often. I have clients that often struggle with their breath when running and this is an exercise I also recommend to promote open airways, great posture and a nice steady rhythmical breath.
Chillax breathe in the salty sunshine air and enjoy each day!