Robin Graham

Ten Streches for Relaxation

Each stretch: hold for 5-10 seconds and repeat 3 times.

Stretch while lying down on your back or when seated in a chair:

  1. Imagine your shoulders are being pulled down towards your feet.
  2. Imagine a string is attached to your elbows that is pulled very slightly away from the sides of your body so that your elbows move slightly outwards.
  3. Stretch your fingers out, and then backwards so that they move up towards your head.
  4. Press your head back into the floor/bed/pillow/chair.
  5. Make the longest face you can with your mouth closed.
  6. Stretch your forehead up, as if you were pulling your eyebrows over the back of your head.
  7. Press your back into the floor/bed/chair.
  8. Stretch your legs to make your body as long as possible.
  9. Imagine a string is attached to the outside of your knees, and that it is pulled to the side very slightly so that your knees move slightly outwards.
  10. Stretch your toes and stretch your feet so that your toes move towards your head.

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