When you sit at work, are you sitting up straight or are you rounding your upper back? What about during your commute? What about when you’re reading or texting or sitting on the couch watching tv? I catch myself doing this a lot, and I end up with upper back pain. Click the link below for a video I created about how to relieve some of this pain, and all you need is a desk or the back of a chair. 

If you’re at work and you can’t press play and listen to audio, see the step by step visual guide I created below.

1. Bring your hands to your desk or the back of your chair
2. Walk your feet back so your feet are under your hips
3. Let your head rest on your desk if it naturally lays there, otherwise you can drop your head or keep your neck in line with the rest of your spine – whatever feels best. 
4. Lean your weight back into your legs so that your spine and upper back stretch a little further. Take a few rounds of breath and stay as long as you want

IF YOU HAVE TIGHT HAMSTRINGS AND DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU CAN GET A STRAIGHT SPINE DO THIS:

1. Bring your hands to your desk or the back of your chair
2. Walk your feet back so your feet are under your hips
3. BEND YOUR KNEES
4. Lean your weight back into your legs so that your spine and upper back stretch a little further. Take a few rounds of breath and stay as long as you want

Give it a try and let me know if it helps! If you ever have any questions or feedback I would love to hear from you. Leave me a comment and send me your thoughts!

Till next time,

Kate

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