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Postural Exercises Upper Body Reset – Part 1

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: All Levels

*Equipment Needed :     Mat, long resistance band (⬅️if you don’t have one long enough, I finally found you one on a roll you can cut, so make sure to click this link!), and a medium size stability ball.

Focus :    Predominantly upper body, head, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, upper back, thoracic spine, and a little touch on hips. Welcome to Day 1 of our Postural Exercises Upper Body Reset, 5 part series, all for a healthier spine, stronger back and better posture and alignment.

Class Level :     ALL levels. This series is for absolutely all of us!

The Course of this Class :    Today we begin from top down. We’ll stretch out our upper traps and neck, work with our head position first and work on down the line. We’ll have fun measuring at the beginning and end of class to see what difference we make with our chest opening. We will get a little touch on the pelvis and hips at the end of class today.

Goals :     Open and release the chest wall and upper traps. Redress the cervical spine in best alignment. Reset the shoulders in better alignment. Mobilize the thoracic spine and counteract any kyphosis (rounding of the upper back).

In this series we are seeking to slowly improve your posture, alleviate stress, release tensions, and set you back up into your best alignment! My hope is you will find plenty of individual exercise “take-aways” that you will begin to incorporate into your daily life whatever you may be in the middle of doing.

Next up :  Postural Exercises Healthy Hips – Part 2

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