Monday, August 26, 2013

Take a T-Tapp Stretch Break

Stretch breaks are mandatory when you spend time at a desk. One of my favorite stretches is a T-Tapp stretch.

Simply stand up and shake your hands out. Then get into position as if you're going to perform the clap away series but hold the position. Now concentrate on feeling as though you're flattening your back against a wall. Concentrate on feeling your back broaden and flatten in order to pull out any tension you're experiencing. Really get the kinks out of your back. Then go ahead and do four clap aways and kick it out.

The sequence takes but a minute and yet you'll feel refreshed and ready to go back to work when you finish.

Hint: Flattening your back may feel really foreign at first.  You can practice the movement with bent knees on the floor or even in your bed, if it's firm enough until it becomes more second nature.

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