Mid back Release.⁣⁣
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That slouching life reduces mobility in the opposite direction👉🏽👉🏽 Thoracic Extension. ⁣⁣

When we slouch (thoracic flexion), we put excessive strain on the muscles in the mid back and the neck because the weight of our bodies is held forward.

We slouch when we do office work, social media, housework and raising small children.

However, thoracic extension (standing up straight and the ability to extend backwards) is important for healthy posture.⁣⁣
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When lifting things, you need to set your scapula (shoulder blades) back and down and this can only really be achieved if you have healthy mobility in this area.⁣⁣

Not only that, long-term slouching can lead to chronic pain that can manifest as headaches, migraines, rib pain, shortness of breath and tension in the neck and upper traps.
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Using the B roller by B Yoga I am doing a dynamic release of my midback while also opening up my chest muscles and working on core.

⁣⁣It is a self-massage, stretching and strengthening exercise all in one.
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I love this product because it has a smaller diameter than a foam roller and it is made of cork! ⁣⁣

The design is compact and it’s aesthetically pleasing.
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Try this exercise with tools around your house and let me know how much taller and energized you feel.⁣⁣
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Stylists have a physical job.

In order to get your hair to look like perfection they are gripping brushes, tugging on long locks, colouring , cutting and blow drying.

While they are standing, they accumulate repetitive strain in the neck, shoulders and wrists.

Here is a perfect warm up that stylists can do easily at their work station to prep for a day of clients.

Not a stylist?

No problem!

Do this before you go to work or if you are prepping backstage. Whatever the context, you can do this too!

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Pilates Leg Pull Front with a loop band around your forearms is an excellent way to prompt scapular stability during this complex core exercise.

🔊Turn the sound on, vibe with me and read the prompts and follow along!

Let me know how you feel. I personally love how it adds a challenge and improves the engagement of my scapular stabilizer muscles.