To Your Health
September, 2007 (Vol. 01, Issue 09)
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Trap Openers (can be done before and after other posture exercises)

  • Breathe deeply and calmly; relax your tummy.
  • Let your head hang loosely forward and gently roll it from one side to the other.
  • Using your fingers, gently rub the area just below the back of your head, on your neck.
  • Relax your shoulders and gently roll them backward.
  • Do this for a count of 15.

Flying Friends

The Eagle

  • Stand like an Inner Winner (head up high and belly button in).
  • Put your arms straight out to the side and pull your shoulders together in the back.
  • Breathe air in and slowly raise your arms until your hands touch together over your head.
  • Breathe air out and slowly lower your arms to your side.
  • Repeat three to five times.

The Hummingbird

  • Stand like an Inner Winner.
  • Put your arms out to the side with your hands up, and pull your shoulders together in the back.
  • Make small backward circles with your hands and arms.
  • Bend at the waist from side to side while you keep the circles going.
  • Keep it going while you count to 10.

The Butterfly

  • Stand like an Inner Winner.
  • Put your hands behind your head and gently pull your elbows backward.
  • Slowly and gently press your head against your hands while you count to two.
  • Relax and breathe.
  • Repeat this three times.

Steven P. Weiniger, DC, is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College, currently practicing outside of Atlanta. He is the author of Stand Taller~Live Longer, and presents seminars nationwide on chiropractic and posture exercise.