Thursday, September 28, 2006

Hamstring Stretch and Shoulder Rotation

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This easy to learn stretch and relaxation movement is great for relaxing tense neck and shoulder muscles, and stretching hamstrings and Achilles tendons.

Run the video a few times and then try it.

Softly lean forward, with arms folded, one leg extended, toes pointed up; slowly rotate your shoulders 12 to 20 times. As your muscles relax into the stretch (do not force yourself), softly lower your hips and shoulders more. Keep a straight but relaxed spine. Then with your opposite foot forward, reverse your shoulder rotation for 12 to 20 times.

This is a great one after a workout, or really at anytime during the day, or before going to bed.

Do you sit at a desk or work at computer? Stand and do the rotation and stretch for a few minutes every hour and notice how much better you feel.

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