How: Sit with legs straight in front of you. Clasp hands at base of neck. Support your head and open your elbows away from each other as you look toward the ceiling.
Why: The front of our chest and shoulder muscles often get tight from school work. Taking time to lengthen this area can help with upper body alignment for kicks and turn sets.
See previous tips:
- Toe Stretch
- Soleus Stretch
- Ball Releve
- Hero Stretch
- Three Leg Downward Dog
- Side Knee Plank Leg Raise
- Puppy Stretch
Each day, our friends at Twin Cities Orthopedics will share a favorite strength exercise or stretch that dancers can do anywhere. We’ll cover everything from toes to necks!
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The articles from Twin Cities Orthopedics appearing in the Tips from the Pros segment are written by Twin Cities Orthopedics’ Dance Medicine providers for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any medical condition.
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