This series of shoulder stretches—great for swimmers and anyone with a tight upper body—includes optional leg positions to get your whole body looser. We begin with a shoulder strap sequence, for which you’ll need a yoga strap or a substitute—try a dog leash, a belt, or a necktie. Next we bring the arms to eagle pose and cow-face pose stretches, then we finish with a yoga mudra series for the chest and neck.
Music for the episode is “Nana,” by Tilopa, from the album Pictures of Silence. It’s available at Magnatune.com.