The Stress Reliever

If you live a high stress lifestyle, and you feel the tension building, take 2 minutes to do this stretch sequence and you’ll feel relief from your stress. Click on each arrow to reveal pictures and instructions.

DISCLAIMER:

1. These stretches are not designed to be medical advice. First consult a medical professional to ensure you don’t have an issue that requires medical attention.

2. If any of the stretches cause pain, stop doing it and move on to the next one.

This is for you if you live a high-stress lifestyle or if you are noticing your posture pulling your forward whenever you feel stress or pain. 

Set aside a couple minutes and repeat it as much as 10x through your day.

Do These - Takes 2 Minutes

HOW: START WITH ARMS RELAXED AT YOUR SIDE. NOW REACH BOTH ARMS SIDEWAYS UPWARD AND OVERHEAD AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE, ALLOWING HEELS TO RAISE OFF THE GROUND. FOCUS ON STRETCHING ENTIRE SPINE.

HOW: ELBOWS BENT WITH ARMS RAISED IN A “STICK’EM UP” POSITION. CIRCLE ELBOWS UP AND BACKWARD.

HOW: CLASP HANDS TOGETHER AND PLACE ON THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD. PRESS YOUR HEAD INTO YOUR HANDS.

HOW: USE THUMBS TO MASSAGE THE MUSCLES ALONGSIDE YOUR SPINE IN YOUR NECK. GLIDE FROM THE BASE OF YOUR SKULL DOWN TO THE BASE OF YOUR NECK.

HOW: REACH OVERHEAD TO PLACE MIDDLE FINGER ON THE STRONG NECK MUSCLE ATTACHED AT THE BASE OF YOUR SKULL. YOUR NOSE IS ANGLED TOWARD YOUR ARMPIT. PRESS HEAD INTO YOUR HAND. *DO NOT PULL ON HEAD.