Pilates Exercises to help stress & anxiety
6. Lift heart up to the sky
Place your hands on the lower back, making sure you don’t arch.
Stretch your chest whilst lengthening the spine and lifting the crown of the head to the ceiling.
Take deep breaths here to release tightness in the chest, which can suppress the ribcage and restrict the lungs.
Keep breathing deeply, constantly finding ways to mindfully stretch the chest and spine as you breathe. Even on the exhale, lengthen the spine and chest to create opposition – which in Pilates terms means space all over the body!
Take four to six breaths.