Doorway Chest opener
- Stand in a door frame
- Bend both arms, with the hands up, extend the elbows to the side, in line with the shoulders.
- Lightly press your elbows into the door frame and move your shoulder blades down your back
- Slowly and gently begin to move your torso into the doorway.
- Stop when you feel the "stretch" or lengthening of the chest muscles.
- Lightly press your elbows into the door frame without moving and hold for 7 seconds.
- Release the press of the elbows and move the slightest amount through the doorway.
- Repeat 3 times
Remember to move the
shoulders down your so they don't creep up by the ears and only go as
far as your body easily allows. Make sure to keep your lower back
long, avoiding a "sway" back (lordosis or lumbar hyper-extension), by
moving your buttocks down.
pose is great for lifting and opening the chest which has a direct and
positive effect on neck alignment. When done correctly and
regularly, stiff necks are helped tremendously.