Coke Can Stretch
Don’t know whether this is worth posting but here goes anyway.
I’m always looking static stretch variations (mostly variations on an inverted v-stretch).
I started off stretching over the edge of my nice soft swivel chair, which does a good job but produces a downward shaft exit angle. I wanted a variation to produce an upward exit angle.
When I started doing the modified asanas (1) predominantly, mainly to free up the hands while stretching, I found myself missing the inverted v, despite the good stretch.
I had a coke can sitting on my desk so I tried placing it under the shaft at the mid point. Instant inverted v-stretch :)
I’ve tried this over the edge of a chair as well and it produces a good stretch there too.
With a full (and preferably warm) can the stretch is good and the can doesn’t deform. An empty can does deform but produces a weird upward pressure as it tries to push back into something like its original state and, though I’ve now got through a few cans, I think its preferable.
Of course this stretch will work equally well with a can of Dr Pepper or Fanta. Maybe even a can of beans :)
Anyway, seemed too obvious to post but here it is and I’m sitting here again with nice warm tired ligs, so I thought I’d share.
Last edited by memento : 11-09-2002 at .