Chest expander Exercise

Chest expander Exercise

•The purpose of this exercise is to bring the thoracic (middle) spine back, stretch the rhomboid muscles, and improve lung capacity.
•First, bring your hands above your head while taking a deep breath.  The hands are then pushed together as they are brought down, as you exhale.  Press your hands into your diaphragm, below the ribs, to expel the last of your air.  Keep your chin up the entire time!  Scoliosis patients should lean into the primary curve (e.g., if the largest curve goes to the right, lean to the right).
•Always be sure to keep the curve in your neck & low back while performing this (and every) exercise.
Repeat ten times, twice a day.