Heart chakra backstretch & side twist shoulder

Heart chakra backstretch & side twist shoulder

Basic exercises for tension release

Exercises: Backstretch and Side twist shoulder
Training type: Flexibility Training
Element: Air
Chakra: Heart Chakra Exercises
Subtle body: Mental Body

Requirements

Backstretch and Side twist shoulder are two standing stretches for the upper body. They are simple and easy to do.

Outcome physical

These two activities release tension in the shoulder and chest area. They are helpful, and you will feel the relief of unease and tension quickly after a few times of doing the exercises.

Outcome spiritual

These two exercises clear up your mental body on a spiritual level by focusing on posture and tension relief. The mental body is part of your aura, where you generate your thoughts. If you release tension in the body, you can think more clearly because the focus is away from the physical unease. They are also part of the number one heart chakra exercises.

Best ways to do

Beginner Circuit: Alternate 15-30 seconds of Backstretch and Side twist shoulder for 3 circuits.

Flexibility Circuit: Alternate 15-30 seconds of each activity with other flexibility exercises such as Shoulder stretch, Chest stretch, Backbend, and Side twist chest.

Flexibility/Relaxation Circuit: Alternate 15-30 seconds of these two exercises with relaxation exercises, such as Dreamwaver, Letting go, Taking in, and Expansion. 

Heart chakra exercises - backstretch & side twist shoulder

Guidance

1. backstretch

Stand with your legs 2 feet apart and the back straight. Fold your hands in front of your chest and slowly push to the front. Take your head towards your chest. Hold this position and repeat. Feel the stretch in the upper back. Breathe through the nostrils.

Keypoints:

  • Stretch shoulders
  • Tuck the pelvis in 
  • Bend the knees slightly

Heart chakra exercises - backstretch & side twist shoulder

2. side twist shoulder

Stand with your legs 2 feet apart and the back straight. Place your hands on top of each other in front of your chest and slowly twist to the side. Hold the position. Feel the stretch in your shoulders and back of your body. Breathe through the nostrils.

Keypoints:

  • Twist your shoulder 
  • Tuck the pelvis in 
  • Bend the knees slightly

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