We check rib or chest expansion on every assessment. Basically we are looking at the ease with which you can move and coordinate a breathe. When we have structural problems, when we are stressed, or are struggling with our posture, this doesn’t work well. Most people have varying degrees of all of the above and could use a feel good way to open up. Check it out below and let me know how it works for you!
For some this is a challenge, either because they don’t have the ball or because it is too challenging on the ball. Try laying on your bed or a lazy-boy, propped up by pillows. As long as you have your arms behind your shoulders and your upper back is in extension, you will get some of the benefit. We want to open the chest, the diaphragm, AND help you shift to a less stressed state.
If you want to try an alternative, check this one out:
I hope this is helpful!