Doorway Posture Stretch for Straighten Up Step I: Doorway Lift & Drop Step II: Doorway Shoulder Opener Step III: Doorway Chest Stretch With slow controlled motion do the easy, posture improving Doorway Stretch whenever you feel the need to STRAIGHTEN UP. Step IA: Doorway Lift & Drop Align Feet parallel to Doorway Lock Knees Tuck Pelvis slightly Flatten low back Activate Abs (brace) Shoulders Back and Down Head Back, level and tall Reach UP with Arms (or Hands) on Doorway, Lift Chest and Press Head Back (Stay Level!) Reach High up on toes and Belly Breathe IN All motions are slow and controlled within a pain-free range. (If you have any concerns about your ability to exercise, ask your health care provider before starting this program.) Step IB: Doorway Lift & Drop Retraining Whole Body Posture Alignment Breathe IN & Breathe IN & LIFT on to LIFT toes Breathe OUT Bend knees & drop Hips Down Breathe OUT & slowly slowly (bring heels flat to ground!) & & slowly DROP on to Breathe OUT DROP heels All motions are slow and controlled within a pain-free range. May be repeated in 3-5 breath cycles. If you experience discomfort check with your health care provider. Step II: Doorway Shoulder Opener All motions are slow and controlled within a pain-free range. May be repeated several times as desired. Breathe IN & LIFT Breathe IN & LIFT Breathe OUT & slowly LEAN Breathe IN & LIFT Breathe OUT & slowly LEAN Breathe OUT & CENTER Step III: Doorway Chest Stretch Breathe IN & KEEP HEAD BACK & LEVEL Breathe IN & Breathe OUT & Slowly PRESS YOUR BODY Slowly PRESS CHEST & HIPS STRAIGHT FORWARD DON’T LEAD WITH YOUR NOSE! Pick your favorite doorway to improve your posture and Stand Taller.