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Stretch and Flex Exercise #4
Shoulder Hugs
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  • Sit up with your legs crossed
  • Keep a straight back, with your ear, shoulder, and hip lined up
  • Have a slight pelvic tilt
  • Place your hands on the opposite shoulders
  • Take a deep breath in
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  • Keep your hands in place as if they were velcroed
  • Exhale as you press your shoulders down, while your elbows reach forward at shoulder height
  • Continue to breathe slowly and deeply, exhaling as you extend the stretch
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  • Relax while continuing to hold on to your shoulders
  • Extend your hands further around your shoulders, toward your back, and repeat


last published: 4/1/18