One of the hidden dangers for people who work at a desk or computer is tight shoulders. If you tend to slouch forward when you work at a desk, your shoulders start to lean forward, which causes the muscles to tighten. Eventually, your posture stays that way, even when you’re not in front of a desk.

This simple shoulder opener can help.

To do this pose, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Clasp your hands behind your back and bend forward slowly. If you feel any discomfort in your lower back, bend your knees. Slowly but surely, relax your shoulders so that gravity brings them forward toward the ground. To deepen this shoulder opener, make sure your palms are touching.

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