Melt the blahs from weary limbs with this revitalizing stretch for legs, hips, chest and arms.
- Keep your thigh muscles firm throughout.
- Gaze forward.
- Keep your face and neck soft and relaxed.
- Stay for 20 to 30 seconds, breathing evenly.
- Repeat to both sides once or twice.
Step 1: Line up hips and legs
If you have high blood pressure, or if stretching your arms overhead creates strain, put your hands on a chair back. Open your chest by drawing your shoulder blades forward into the back of your ribs and lifting your chest.
Step 2: Reach up and bend your front knee