“To eliminate round shoulders, dowagers hump . . .lie flat, arms at sides. Without assistance from your elbows, arch you back as it f being pulled skyward by a string attached to your breastbone. At the same time, slide your head back until the top of it touches the floor.” Arlene Dahl Always Ask a Man.
I’m going to start out by saying that I hurt. My back, my sides, the whole thing. Yesterday’s exercise works.
I do slump at my desk. I kind of can’t help it. I try to sit up, but inevitably, I’ll end up slouched and stressed out. I did a similar move with my yoga DVD, only the frizzy haired instructor who was probably named Denise explained it as “shine the light of your heart out into the universe.”
Today sucked, and it sucked for the entirety of it, and I’m just coming down from the sheer suckiness of it. Being able to work out in front of Justified helps. So I tried 10 reps of one, and I did another 15 of the windmills even though I could barely touch my toes. I didn’t feel the light of my heart shining out into the universe, but oh well.