Opening up your lateral lines will help to free your lats, QL, obliques and spine. If you pregnant, have a rounded posture or sit for prolonged periods of time this is a perfect stretch for you.
How to do the stretch:
✨Sitting in a seated triangle as shown in the picture with Tamara Dey. Take a deep breath in and reach to the sky first, rather than reach to the side. We want length, not compression in our Lateral Line. ✨Exhale and release the arm to a T position.
I like to look down and bring my chin to my opposite shoulder to get length out of my neck. That little bit of rotation gets a lot of SCM in the stretch. This is also another thing that feels good to me.
You may like to look up (which would stretch more front-lateral area of the neck) or
Or simply look forward and lean your head to the side (pure lateral neck, more of a scalene stretch).
Try all of them as they are all great so long as they feel great!
My Pilates tips: take time to process the stretch, stretching should be done slowly, without rushing so that your neurological body can process the release.
?Play some music, breathe, enjoy and focus your mind and thoughts into the area where u feel the stretch.
?Stretching is a way to unbox the mind… move beyond your own limitations and release what no longer serves you.