Toni

Exercises to open the chest and intercostal muscles

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These last days I am focusing on exercises to open and stretch the chest area, the rib cage and the intercostal muscles. I want to open the channels, meridians and chakras of this area (B)), as I feel I have some deep tissue blockages there. I am doing several exercises, mainly consisting of opening the arms at the side to spread the chest. Can you share some good exercises/ideas to help remove blockages there? I link some of the exercises I am doing:

 

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In this video the first and the third exercise focus very well on chest opening. The third one is very good and similar to an exercise recommended by Charles Atlas.

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Also in the next video this beautiful woman does an exercise to open the chest.

 

The first exercise of ba duan jin

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In all these exercises we see the pattern of extending the arms in order to open and stretch the chest.

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How to open this tissue well? years of practice haven't ended the job

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The physical exercises are part of it. Then there is the mind, so do you feel a tendency to tense up? 

If so, that needs to be cleared out (completion and release). 

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Yes, i have a tendency to tense up my upper torso. A qigong master i had told me this some time ago

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Sure but i know i need exercises to open the tissue. I feel tightness in the area

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Here comes the over-the-counter tip: Pick any, probably doesn't matter. 

 

Followed by the advice: Consult someone who can help you find the root, and then choose exercises from that. 

 

Or, my favourite, take the time to immerse yourself in a good system. If it is good, it will probably work with all your issues, although in its time and not in the order you might prefer. 

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