Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Its YWTL Time

Further to my post My Twisted Spine, I am sharing a simple 4-steps stretching exercise intro to me by my Chiropractor.  

Its call the YWTL -You Will Thrive Longer- (or some call it YTWL) Exercise

Stand with ur feet slightly apart with palm faces up do the following stretches while squeezing your shoulder blades.  Hold for about 5 seconds for each letter.

- Raise your arms to a 45-degree angle with your body to form a "Y"  
- Bend your elbows at a 90-degree angle and perform the same arm movement as you did for the "W"
- Extend your arms straight out to the side to form a "T"
- With your elbows bent at a 90-degree angle, rotate your arms up until your forearms are perpendicular to the ground to form a "L"

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I did it and my shoulder feels less tense and tight.  Good stretching exercise to do if you spend alot of time in front of the computer which gives you stiff shoulder, shoulder and/or neck ache. 

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