What is a knee under with downward dog

What is a...

Name of exercise

Knee under with downward dog

What’s it for?

Strengthens the core and also stretches the upper back/shoulders.

Top tips

  • Starting in a strong pressup position with your belly tight and bum tucked.
  • Draw one knee u p and under your body to touch the elbow/forearm of the opposite arm.
  • Return the foot to the floor then (keeping knees and elbows straight) push the bum high up and back, while keeping your hands firm on the floor.

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Morning mobility routine – Live!

We had a request through the Peer Support group, to show some nice ways to get the body moving in the morning. So here is a quick morning mobilisation routine! Do a few rounds of these in the morning and let us know if you feel any better!

Give it a go and let us know how you get on! And if you have any requests…get in touch through the Peer Support group!

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What is a Shoulder Roll

What is a...

Name of exercise

Shoulder roll

What’s it for?

Warming up and mobilising shoulders and upper body.

Top tips

  • Reach forwards, up high, back and down with your arms.
  • Make sure your shoulder blades do a lot of moving.

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Shoulder mobility exercises

If you find yourself sitting for long periods of the day, it is very possible that you will find your shoulders and upper back becoming tighter and stiffer. This is usually due to being in that hunched position for hour after hour.

Here is a series of videos showing some simple exercises we can all do to help mobilise the upper back and shoulders. Some are things you can do at your desk, some are things you can do before, during or after your workouts. And all are worth giving a go!

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