Release tension in your neck and shoulders with this terrific stretch. Do it after lifting weights or after sitting in front of a computer all day. You can sit in a chair, on the floor or, if you're one of those people with sensitive knees and tight thighs — for whom kneeling or sitting on their heels can be uncomfortable, even painful — try sitting on a firm yoga block when sitting on the floor. This will help take pressure off the front thighs and make floor exercises like this one much easier.
Sit on your heels or place a firm yoga block under your buttocks. (Use the block in the high, middle or low position until you find your appropriate height.) Place your right hand behind your hips and draw your tailbone downward to prevent overarching your low back. Keep your chest lifted and your shoulders level.
Voight is the creator of a line of fitness DVDs, including "Sleek Essentials."