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.