Take 5 to Innergize
Stretches triceps muscle (back of arm), increases circulation to upper body, relaxes tight jaw, facial and neck muscles, decreases stress and more.
- Step 1: Sit slightly forward in your chair, feet flat on the floor, legs at a 90 degree angle. Contract your abdominal muscles slightly, lift up through your chest and lengthen your spine. Drop your shoulders down your back.
- Step 2: As you inhale, reach your right arm straight up to the sky, and as you exhale, bend your elbow and place your hand on your upper back area. As you inhale again, reach your left arm straight up, and as you exhale, place your left hand on top of your right elbow. Gently press down with your left hand as you press up through your right elbow. You should feel a stretch in the back of your right arm, in your tricep area. Stay here for 3-5 breaths.
- Step 3: To come out, exhale and release your left hand. As you inhale, reach both arms straight up and as you exhale again, place your hands gently on your thighs. Repeat on the other side, then sit quietly for a moment and listen to your breath before you return to work.