Spread your arms wide — a classic “good morning” stretch — and then collapse and give yourself a hug.
This exercise duplicates a familiar natural stretch that most of us do automatically in the morning or after getting up from a lot of sitting: spread your arms way back and lift your chest up. Now, to turn it into a mobilization, simply reverse the movement: reach your arms strongly across your chest and go “hunchbacked.”
Good for …
- low back pain
- upper back pain
- chest tightness