Thoracic rotation is commonly missed.
Tightness through this area of the back has been linked to pain in the neck, shoulder, lower back, an increased effort in breathing
⭐️When we breathe our ribs must open up and expand, this becomes restricted when our thoracic spine gets tight.
⭐️Poor or prolonged postures such as desk sitting also significantly contribute to this tightness or stiffness.
⭐️Optimising thoracic rotation can help to open up the chest, improving breathing and reducing tightness and pain in surrounding joints (i.e. neck and shoulders).
Have a go at this gentle stretch
Can be done daily
Ideally held for 90-120secs
While breathing deeply and relaxing
Finding a mild point of tension thru the shoulder blades without stress, keep it gentle.