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5 Stretches You Can Do in the Shower

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5 Stretches You Can Do in the Shower

The shower is a great place to stretch, doing it with soothing hot water and eyes closed will take your muscle relaxation to another level. Give them a try next time you hop in the shower. Make sure you have safety strips in your shower! Enjoy safely!

1. Wide squats

Begin with this amazing stretch that will release the suffering from tight hips and an aching lower back. Just stand with your feet wider than hips width distance apart. Bend your knees and squat down, trying to bring your feet so they’re parallel. Rest your hands on the floor in front of you and relax your head. Enjoy the warm water in your body, and hold this stretch for 30-45 seconds.

2. Clasped Neck Stretch

If you woke up with a tight or sore neck from sleeping oddly, this is just the stretch for you.This stretch is as simple as standing with your feet hips width distance apart. Interlace your fingers and place your palms on the back of your head, then gently press downward, tucking your chin into your chest, inhaling and exhaling consciously for no longer than 30 seconds. Enjoy the hot water pouring on your neck, which will also help to relieve soreness.

5 Stretches You Can Do in the Shower

3. Shoulder Opener

This relaxing wall stretch will help you stretch one shoulder and bicep at a time, all you have to do is place your right palm spread wide on the wall behind you, with your fingertips pointing to the right. Walk your feet toward the left as far as you can while keeping your hand pressed firmly. Gaze softly to the right, and hold the position for 30-45 seconds. Then slowly walk back to the right and repeat this stretch on the left side, concentrate in the water running through your body.

4. Heart Opener

If you have done yoga before, you might already know how this one goes, is just the thing to open tight shoulders and your upper back. Stand with feet together. Open your arms out to the sides behind you and place your palms on the wall or door of your shower. Press your palms away from you and lean forward slightly to intensify the stretch, hold for 30-45 seconds.

5. Standing Backbend

If you want to increase your flexibility in your lower back while stretching your abs, chest, and shoulders, you are going to love this last one. Stand with your feet hips width distance apart. Bend your elbows and place your palms on your lower back so your fingers are pointing up. Press the heels of your palms down as you bring your gaze up.


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