Shoulders are the forgotten body part until they are not 🙂
We kind of forget about our shoulders until we are stressed or start having some kind of shoulder trouble whether it is simply tension or as far along as frozen shoulder.
In the past when I have been very stressed I can remember feeling as though I was hanging on a coat hanger. Can you relate to this? 🙂 It is a visual for me and was exactly how I felt. In fact, I would wake up in the morning, sit on the toilet and realize that I had my shoulders hunched up all the way to my ears! I still find myself doing this, but now I notice more quickly and then consciously choose to relax them.
Giving some love to your shoulders is very important. If you go to the gym there are various exercises, weights, and machines you can use to strengthen and stretch your shoulders, but I want to share an easy Shoulder Exercise you can anywhere. Doing these types of shoulder exercises are especially important in this time of lots of Zooming and excess screen time.
2 Shoulder Exercises
- Shrug your shoulders as far as you can all the way up towards your ears. Now hold for 5 to 15 or so seconds. Then relax. Repeat this pattern three times. It will feel great!
2. Let your arms fall beside you and slowly rotate your shoulders forward in a circle. Repeat continuously 10 times. And then do the same thing but rotate your shoulders backwards. It will feel great!