Everyday Stretches to Relieve Stress

Stretching is as effective as massage to release stress and tension in your muscles.

You will experience mental stress relief too. It is important to stretch regularly,

On the days you cannot get to a Pilates class, take some time to stretch at home.

Stretch when you are warm and relaxed, after a bath in the evening is a good time.

Be gentle and do natural stretches that suit your body, don’t move beyond your range or force yourself into positions that feel painful or too uncomfortable, (a dull pain is your body stretching)

The following stretches can be performed every day, to relieve tension around your shoulders, neck and upper back.