6 Stretches To Reduce Tension In Your Body

In today's world, working all day in front of a computer is considered "normal." Unfortunately, after a long day, you might find yourself getting out of the chair with a stiff body.

Stretching, though simple, has many benefits to reducing tension in the body. Stretching is a quick and effective way to get your blood flowing and helps alleviate the stiffness you may feel throughout your body. 

Read below for our 6 favorite stretches to reduce tension in specific parts of your body.


Full Body Stretch

Imagine yourself as an inchworm, stand up with your abs tight, then slowly go down to put your hands out in front and touch the floor. Walk your hands forward in a push-up-like position. Then, walk your feet forward to your hands so they meet. Then, slowly roll back up to the standing position and repeat. Do this a few more times. 

Shoulder Stretch 

Arm and Shoulder Stretch

In a standing or sitting position, bring your left arm across your body as you bring your right arm around while extending out forward. Loop your left arm into your right elbow by bending your right arm. Bring your left arm into your chest and hold for 20-30 seconds. Repeat this stretch with your other arm. 

Back Stretch 

Back, Shoulders, and Abdomen Stretch

Place your hands directly under your shoulders on all fours while keeping your knees bent. Arch your back into the air, then slowly bring it back down, pushing your abdomen towards the ground. Repeat this for 15-20 seconds. 

Forward Fold

Leg and Back Stretch

Begin standing, then slowly bend down to reach your toes with your hands. Try bending one knee at a time to deepen the stretch. Let your body stay in this position for 10 seconds, and then pull yourself back up slowly. Repeat 2-3 more times. 

Wrist Stretch 

Wrist and Hand Stretch

In a standing position, hold out your arms straight in front of you and bend your hands and fingers down towards you. Apply gentle pressure as you bend your hands and fingers. Repeat with the other hand. 

Seated Neck Stretch

Neck Stretch

Sit comfortably on the floor. Place one hand on your head and slowly pull your head in one direction, to the left or right. Tilt your head gently towards the chosen direction. Then, repeat on the other side. 






par Leko Ritchie / 01 avr. 2024