Welcome to day 1 of the shoulder opening challenge – Arms overhead forward fold.
I use this pose a lot when my shoulders feel super tight. In order to get into this pose either watch the video or follow the steps written out below.
- Stand straight with your arms at your side. Relax your shoulders. Feet can either be hip distance or right next to one another.
- Place your hands behind your back.
- Interlace your fingers.
- Bend your knees slightly with the weight of your body in your heels.
- Bend at the hips drawing your belly to your thighs. And as you do this, bring your hands up over your head until you feel a nice stretch in your shoulders. Do not jerk your shoulders/arms over head. Nice and slow.
How do you feel after trying this pose? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.