I'm always in need of a good neck and shoulder stretch. Tipover Tuck is one of my favorites, but here's a more relaxing version.
To see a photo of how to begin this stretch read more.
- Come into Child's Pose with your shins and forehead on the floor. Stay here for a few breaths, working on lengthening your spine as you relax your chest to your thighs. When you're ready, interlace your hands behind you in a double fist. If you can, press the heels of your palms together to increase the stretch in your shoulders. Then lift your hands as high as you can.
- Inhale to shift your weight forward and lift your hips off your heels. Come to rest on the crown (top) of your head and extend your hands as close to the floor as you can. Stay here for 10 seconds and then lower your hips back to your heels. Stay here for 10 seconds, and then lift your hips up again. Continue this cycle five or more times, then release into Child's Pose with your arms on either side of your legs.