Wall Slide

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Setup:

  • back against a wall, with hips, mid and upper backs touching
  • feet out from wall about a foot, knees slightly bent
  • take arms up as in photo 1, backs of forearms and hands touching wall
  • only have head against wall if you do not need to strain through neck

Breathing & movement:

  • breathe in to get ready, don’t move
  • breathe out to slide arms up wall keeping hands/forearms in contact with wall (photo 2)
  • breathe in to bring arms down
  • breathe out to go back up

Essentials:

  • keep the abdominal wall gently tight ensuring you are keeping the rib cage floating naturally over the pelvis (therefore no tipping forward or back of either)