Wrist and forearm stretches

Wrist and forearm stretches

We often forget to stretch the wrists and forearms, even though we may spend a lot of our days at the computer, or holding things. These stretches can be done sitting at the desk, or standing next to it. There is a video at the bottom of this page taking your through...
Kneeling shin stretch

Kneeling shin stretch

This stretch is a way to open out the front of the shin, which can be an area that can be quite tight as many of us hold our ankles at ninety degrees when we’re walking.  If you can’t kneel comfortably with the foot out flat in yoga, this might be a useful...
Standing shin stretch

Standing shin stretch

This stretch is a way to open out the front of the shin, which can be an area that can be quite tight as many of us hold our ankles at ninety degrees when we’re walking.  If you can’t kneel comfortably with the foot out flat in yoga, this might be a useful...
Bridge pose (Setu Bandha)

Bridge pose (Setu Bandha)

The bridge pose, known as Setu bandhasana in sanskrit, is a fairly common pose in yoga, pilates and as a physio given exercise. It can be done in a number of ways, but the way that I use it is to maximise the feeling of mobility within the spine.  Also taking your...
Ankle mobility – standing

Ankle mobility – standing

These stepping movements are aimed at helping to increase, or just maintain, ankle mobility.  They are using the structure of the bones themselves to help keep things well organised.  This is particularly true if your ankle mobility feels like it is blocked at the...
Seated hip stretches – The Meeting sequence

Seated hip stretches – The Meeting sequence

These are a series of exercises that can be done at your desk.  I jokingly say they can be done during a meeting (or Teams call) where you’re not actively involved in the meeting but are required to be present.  You can look attentive, but you’re actually...