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Quick Shoulder Stretches Release Stress

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Body and mind are connected, and one of the places we most feel the impact of stress and anxiety is in our shoulders. Our muscles tense up and so do we.

In this short video from Yoga Journal, we learn beginner techniques for 4 shoulder stretches, that can be performed sitting down. They are easy to do, and feel great. They provide a refreshing break.

By stopping to breathe, do a mindful body scan, and relax areas of our bodies like our shoulders, we can more effectively manage stress.

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Quick Shoulder Stretches Release Stress

Sandra Kiume

Sandra Kiume is a mental health advocate from Vancouver, Canada, and the founder of @unsuicide. Along with maintaining Channel N, she contributes to World of Psychology.


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APA Reference
Kiume, S. (2016). Quick Shoulder Stretches Release Stress. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 23, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/channeln/2016/11/shoulder-stretches-release-stress/

 

Last updated: 29 Nov 2016
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 29 Nov 2016
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