This is one of the simplest exercises to help allow your shoulders to sit back & turn your postural muscles on. You can do it anywhere as it doesn’t require any equipment.
- Stand up straight, feet hip width apart. Raise your arms so that they are level with your shoulders.
- Hands should be in a light fist, palms facing up, thumb pointing backwards.
- Squeeze your shoulder blades together while bringing your shoulders down.
- Keeping that engagement at your shoulders, rotate both of your arms backward, making about a six-inch circle.
- You will do anywhere from 10-20 circles. The intention here is to move slow & controlled.
- Then, move your palms so that they face down, light fist, thumb out pointing forward.
- Now, you will rotate both arms forward in a six-inch circle.
- Again, do anywhere from 10-20 circles, staying focused & mindful in the movement.
I recommend doing this at least 1 time throughout your day. With time, you will find these arm circles help the shoulders stay in optimal position which will allow excess tension that your neck muscles may be holding on to release. Comment below with any questions or to share what you noticed in your own body.