04 May Thursday Stretch: Extended Puppy Pose
THURSDAY STRETCH: Extended Puppy Pose
This pose is perfect for improving your spine flexibility. It also opens the chest and can release tension in the neck and shoulders.
- Starting on all fours, keeping your knees hip-width apart, slowly walk your hands out in front of you.
- Keep your hips over your knees as you walk your hands out and lower your chest towards the mat. If you manage to reach the mat (as shown in the photo of me), you can rest your chin and throat down, but don’t worry if you’re not quite there.
- Hold the position for at least 30 seconds, trying to allow yourself to relax into it and let go of any tension in your shoulders and back.
- To come back up again, slowly walk your hands back towards you.