Here are some more stretches for writers….

Desk+StretchesHi there all! Here are some more easy stretches for you to try at your desk. Have fun with them! 1. Stretch your back with a “big hug” • Hug your body, placing the right hand on your left shoulder and the left hand on your right shoulder. • Breathe in and out, releasing the area between your shoulder blades. 2. Cross your arms — for the shoulders and upper back • Extend one arm out straight in front of you. With the other hand, grab the elbow of the outstretched arm and pull it across your chest, stretching your shoulder and upper back muscles. • Hold. Release. • Stretch out the other arm in front of you — repeat. 3. Stretch your back and shoulders with a “leg hug” • Sit on the edge of your chair (if it has wheels, wedge the chair against the desk or wall to make sure it does not roll). Put your feet together, flat on the floor. • Lean over, chest to knees, letting your arms dangle loosely to the floor. Release your neck. • Now bring your hands behind your legs, right hand grasping left wrist, forearm (or elbow if you can reach that far), left hand grasping the right. Feel the stretch in your back, shoulders and neck. Hold. • Release your hands to the floor again. • Repeat three times or as often as it feels good. 4. Look up to release upper body • Sit up tall in your chair, or stand up. Stretch your arms overhead and interlock your fingers. • Turn the palms to the ceiling as you lift your chin up, tilt your head back, and gaze up at the ceiling, too. • Inhale, exhale, release. Let me know how you do! If you are interested to know more about how to be a healthy writer, please double-click on the link below: Irene S. Roth