One of the basic but most important stretches for the shoulders. There are lots of simple variations that will help you improve your overhead mobility and overall shoulder health.
- To start, place your palms on the wall and bend the torso to create a light stretch at the shoulders.
- Think about minimising the space between your ears and your shoulders, try turning your elbows to face each other, focusing on external rotation in the shoulders.
- Once you feel comfortable, go deeper into the stretch by bending at the torso. At the same time, try focusing on maintaining a neutral spine by activating your abs.
You can also do the same stretch by simply holding on to various things instead of doing it in front of the wall , for example grabbing a door handle or a chair:
Quadruped overhead stretch is another variation that can be done by kneeling on the floor: