Lengthen and stretch your shoulders with this yoga-inspired sun salutation

Improve your flexibility and posture with these simple shoulder stretches.

Hey there! Today, we're going to show you a yoga-inspired sequence that will lengthen and stretch your shoulders, leaving you feeling more flexible and with better posture. You don't need any fancy equipment, just yourself and a few blocks. Let's get started!

woman doing yoga stretching

First, place your forearms on the blocks or stay on your palms and breathe deeply. This will help you relax and prepare for the sequence. Next, take one arm on the back of your head and place your other hand on top. Stretch your shoulders straight up towards the sky and then bring your hands together in front of your chest. Repeat this a few times and notice how your shoulders and fingers feel.


Now, place two fingers on your chest on the center line and slowly bring your hands together and release. Move your hands to point upward at shoulder height and breathe deeply. Feel how the muscles in your shoulders are being stretched. Finally, take one finger and touch your chin with your other hand and slowly raise your arms as high as they can go. Feel your wrists and elbows pressing into the blocks behind you.


Great job! You've completed the sun salutation sequence and stretched and elongated your shoulders. Incorporating to jump rope with a heavy jump rope with this sequence can help you improve your overall fitness level and coordination, making it an excellent addition to your workout routine. Keep up the good work!