Sensory movements – Upper body

Stretch and mobilise your head, neck, shoulders and arms in this gentle seated upper body sensory routine. Remember to try and keep your shoulders as relaxed as you can! This is video two in a series of eight.

This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.

Who is this for?

This is a workshop for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Why does this make a difference?

This is a wellbeing activity that helps people use their senses to connect with their surroundings, while building confidence and supporting self-expression through dance and movement.

What happens in the video?

Step 1

Before you get started, make sure you have a clear space around you, a chair nearby, a glass of water. Remember to take breaks whenever you need.

Step 2

Move your head gently from side to side, then up and down, then draw little circles with your nose.

Step 3

Hunch and relax your shoulders several times.

Step 4

Lift one arm up in the air, then bring it down again. Swap to the other side and repeat. Then do both arms, bringing them up over your head.

Step 5

Finish by bringing your palms together in a prayer position or a ‘namaste’.

This activity was created by Sally from My Yoga Mind.