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xx Stretching exercises.
« Thread started on: Feb 22nd, 2004, 1:29pm »

Ear to shoulder.
Tilt your head toward one shoulder until you feel the stretch on the opposite side. Hold approx. 10 sec.
Repeat on other side.
Do not raise your shoulder to your ear. It is ear to shoulder.

Shoulder to ear.
Lift your shoulders, relax.
Repeat 5 times.

Stand or sit grasping one elbow with the other hand.
Pull the elbow and arm across your chest so that you feel a stretch. hold 10 seconds.
simpler instructions. bend your arm grab the elbow and with the bent arm pat your shoulder. You should feel a stretch if you can reach your back do so.

Sitting Prayer Stretch.
Bring elbows together as close as you can, in front of you Put your hands together bring your elbows to your belly button and then straighten back to fring elbows to shoulder height.
simplified bend your arms and bring your hands together so you are looking at your hands in front of your eyes. Bend forward bringing your elbows down to your belly button. Return to start position.

Sit in a chair bend forward resting your body on your upper legs hold for 10 sec.

Sit in a chair or on a ball and turn your upper body to the left Repeat to the right.
Just your trunk moves NOT your hips or your knees.

Put your legs on a ball or couch or bed. Lay on the floor and raise your butt off the floor, so your upper body is supporting you.

Lay on your stomach and move your arms so they look like you are a chicken flying. (make sure nobody is around to see this)

I hate exercises but these are easy and not time consuming.
I will post more later if anyone wants me to.
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xx Re: Stretching exercises.
« Reply #1 on: Feb 22nd, 2004, 10:06pm »

Some of these are good ones for my neck & shoulders. The ear to shoulder is one I already do. The others are new to me. But when I tried them, I could feel the stretch in my shoulders. But since I'm not sure what the problem is with the shoulders, I think I'll skip that one for now.

I think I need to get one of those balls. I've heard others talk about them & how much they help.

I have a foam back roll & it really helps get the kinks out of the spine. It's a pretty hard round piece of foam & you simple lay on it with your spine in the center of the roll. Lay there a few min. & let your spine settle into the roll. Then you gently & carefully (so you don't fall off) roll from side to side. Your body will tell you when you've been on that hard thing long enough! When you are done, your spine feels very felxible.

I wouldn't mind hearing of any other exercises you have, Lynda. Just as long as we all remember that every exercise isn't for everyone. It all depends on your body & your particular problems. If in doubt, check with your doctor.
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 23rd, 2004, 08:40am »

Oh, thanks for posting these, Lynda.

I know how your hands must be hurting so this really means alot that you will still do this for us.

I also loved your post about the swing, absolutely could feel myself there.

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