Stretch arms, shoulders, and upper chest lying on your belly to prepare you for yoga backbend poses
≤15 min. To prepare tight chest muscles like the pectoralis major and minor for bridge pose (setubandha sarvangasana) and other deeper backbends such as wheel or urdhva dhanurasana, here is an accessible floor stretch sequence. You may find that it is more effective than arm stretches at the wall because gravity allows for a deeper stretch. Some may benefit from having a towel or blanket for your head to hold the pose without any strain on your neck.