Stress Relief Exercise

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The Palm Press Pose

Palm Press Purpose

This exercise is one in a series designed to relieve stress and tension from the middle of your shoulders and the nape of the neck. By contracting and stretching these areas tension is released from the whole body.

Palm Press Pose Instruction

Sit up straight. This exercise may be done in a half lotus sitting position or in a chair. Press your palms together against your chest, your elbows should be parallel to the floor.INHALE twist to the right and look over your right shoulder, keep the palms pressed in the same position. Hold your breath for several seconds. EXHALE and twist to the left look over the left shoulder. Then return to center and INHALE. Now reverse and start with the Left side. Do two on each side.

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