Anterior Shoulder Stretch

Stretching the front part of the shoulder and chest muscles can help to improve posture. There are a number of ways of stretching the muscles at the front of the shoulder.

Teaching Points

  • Stand upright with the back straight.  
  • Clasp your hands behind your back.
  • Slowly lift your hands away from the back and up towards the ceiling.  
  • Hold for between 10 and 30 seconds.  


  • Place the palms of your hands on your lower back.
  • Try to bring your elbows together behind your back.  

Muscles Stretched