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3 Stretches To Do Before Bed

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1. Bear hug

How to do this stretch:

  1. Stand tall and inhale as you open your arms out wide.
  2. Exhale as you cross your arms, placing your right arm over your left and your left over your right to give yourself a hug.
  3. Breathe deeply as you use your hands to draw your shoulders forward.
  4. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds.
  5. To release, inhale to open your arms back open wide.
  6. Exhale and repeat with your left arm on top.

2. Neck stretches

How to do these stretches:

  1. Sit in a comfortable chair. Take your right hand to the top of your head or to your left ear.
  2. Gently bring your right ear towards your right shoulder, holding this position for five breaths.
  3. Repeat on the opposite side.
  4. Turn to look over your right shoulder, keeping the rest of your body facing forward.
  5. Hold this position for five breaths.
  6. Repeat on the opposite side.
  1. Drop your chin down to your chest, holding it there for five breaths.
  2. Return to a neutral position and allow your head to gently fall back for five breaths.

3. Kneeling lat stretch

How to do this stretch:

  1. Come into a kneeling position in front of a chair, couch, or low table.
  2. Check that your knees are directly under your hips. You can rest on a blanket or cushion for extra support.
  3. Lengthen your spine as you hinge at the hips to fold forward, resting your forearms on the surface with your palms facing together.
  4. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds.
  5. Repeat one to three times.

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