9 Exercises That Can Make Your Posture Look Like a Ballerina’s

3. Bent knee triangle stretch

9 Exercises That Can Make Your Posture Look Like a Ballerina’s

The bent knee triangle stretch opens the shoulders and the chest, and also helps with lower back pain relief.

  • Place your feet wide apart.
  • Turn your left foot 90° while making sure that your knee is aligned with the center of the ankle.
  • Bring your arms up to shoulder height, opening the chest and shoulders, and keeping the head up.
  • Bend the left knee, bringing the front hand forward and down, and the back hand up.
  • Gently turn your head to your right hand.
  • Hold for 1 minute and slowly return to the starting position.
  • Repeat 3 times.

4. Puppy stretch

9 Exercises That Can Make Your Posture Look Like a Ballerina’s

The puppy pose stretch is another excellent exercise if you need to relax and open your shoulders.

  • Start by getting on your hands and knees, placing the shoulders directly over the wrists and the hips above the knees.
  • Walk your hands forward, lowering your forehead and chest toward the floor.
  • Make sure that you don’t feel any strain on your neck.
  • Hold this for 1 minute and slowly return to the starting position by walking your hands toward the knees.
  • Repeat 3 times.
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