Tranquility and Stretching

Stretching: Neck & Trapezius Release

  • In a seated or standing position, gently place your right hand on the left side of your head and gently pull towards the right.
  • Be sure to sit up straight and keep your neck in alignment with your spine. 
  • Switch sides using the left hand on the right side of the head.

Stretching is a great way to empower the body and relax the mind.  At this challenging time, Dr. Bass has decided to share periodic posts with you that may help you experience a few moments of tranquility in the midst of daily stress.  These stretching exercises feature our own Medical Assistant, Dana Sprung, who is also a personal trainer.  Dana shares the following thoughts regarding exercise during this time of sheltering in place:

“Although some work from home on a more regular basis, many of us are forced to adjust to doing all of our life activities inside the home. This can be troubling for us who may have gym membership, attend a yoga studio multiple times a week, work in an office, and study in libraries at school. Many of you are unsure about how to remain active during “shelter in place”, but there are a number of ways to stay in good physical shape, even while at home. It is important to keep joints fluid and mobile especially during a time in which we are all more sedentary, and hunched over our laptops for hours. There are a great deal of mobility, aerobic, and strength exercises that can be done inside your apartment or house with little to no equipment. I plan to share a number of circuits with you over the next several weeks. Take some time to perform this mobility circuit to improve your range of motion and improve your joint health!”