- Range of motion in shoulders and arms
- Chest and upper back stretch/strengthening
- Lymphatic drainage in arms
Inhale: Lift arms to cactus.
Exhale: Fold left arm over right, giving yourself a hug.
Inhale: Begin to lift your elbows higher. As if taking off a T-shirt, slide your fingers up your arms as you reach your arms toward the ceiling. Expand your chest.
Exhale: Lower palms to thighs.
Repeat sequence, this time folding right arm over left to give yourself a hug. Then repeat the entire sequence six times, alternating which arm is on top.
Modifications: The action of removing the imaginary T-shirt may be difficult if you are recovering from surgery. Modify by skipping this movement and returning to Cactus Arms instead.