The cobra stretch is a useful abdominal stretch exercise for those who spend the majority of their day hunched over a desk. This stretch provides a nice lengthening of the anterior neck muscles, shoulders, chest and abdominals.
To perform, lie face down on the floor and place your hands directly underneath your shoulders with your elbows tucked in close to your body. As you take a deep breath in, straighten your arms and lift your body off the floor, while keeping your hips pressed against the floor. Make sure to tilt the head back, lift up through the sternum and squeeze the scapulas together. Slowly exhale and return to the starting position.
This can be done as a mobilising exercise, we you hold at the top momentarily, come back down and repeat, or it can be done where you hold the pose for 30 seconds.
If long hours behind a desk are keeping you from experiencing a healthy, flexible body, we’d love for you to reach out and contact a Melbourne chiropractor at our facility. We offer a range of corporate health services and mobility exercises to keep your body relaxed!
Source Mobility Health