This is a great stretch for relieving tight chest muscles – a common contributor of poor posture.
1) Sit tall on the exercise ball and place your hands in the pockets of the Pilates band.
2) Now take the band and place it behind your head with your elbows bent at about 90 degrees. Drop your elbows down until you feel a slight stretch in your chest muscles.
3) Hold this position for at least 20 seconds, then relax. For the most benefit, repeat this exercise 2-3 times. Do this stretch every day.