How-To Use Blocks to Open Your Chest When Stretching

In this How-to, Yoga Instructor Shahada Karim shows you how to use a block for a supine chest stretch. To start, you need to lean back onto the edge of the block until it touches the bottom of your back ribs. Then, allow yourself to roll back onto the block letting your chest lift naturally and your head hand back. For a deeper stretch, extend your legs as you do this. Watch Shahada's How-to Use Yoga Blocks tutorial for more.

Shahada Karim is a Yoga Teacher and Movement Therapy Guide. Shahada’s self-imposed mission is to help every human she meets, fall in love with themselves. Over the past decade, she’s earned multiple certifications in Yoga, Ayurveda, Nutrition, and Fitness to help facilitate that mission. Previously she dedicated more than two decades to a career in Journalism and Communications. Today she brings that expertise to teaching and participating in health and wellness on both physical and digital fronts. She designed the NOURISH plans around the Ayurvedic principle, with the help of a Nutritionist and Nurse Practitioner, to make it accessible to anyone interested in taking the journey no matter what their current physical and energetic state.

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