This is part of our series of tips to reduce time sitting after stroke and practice standing. Visit our website for more tips. Before carrying out any of the exercises in our blogs please read the important note below*
Take three slow deep breaths, breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. Pause for a minute or so and then repeat.
2. Sit up tall
Sit up as tall as you can, imagining a very strong elastic band through the top of your skull pulling you gently but strongly towards the ceiling. Stay sitting up tall for three seconds.
Do this five times.
Take three more slow deep breaths, this time concentrating on your tummy button and imagining the area behind your tummy button filling up with air and your lower ribs going out to the side as you breathe in. As you breathe out concentrate on your posture, trying not to slump downwards as you breathe out. Do this five times.
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* Please read before undertaking any exercises listed in this blog:
Neither headsup! neuro-rehab Ltd nor Anna Hamer accept any responsibility for any individual undertaking the activities or exercise suggested in our blogs, except to the extent those individuals are acting upon specific instructions from headsup! neuro-rehab Ltd specialist neurological physiotherapists.
If you are in any doubt please consult a specialist neurological physiotherapist. Please make sure you have suitable help to hand before embarking on any activities.