Spine Stretch Side

Foundation: Spinal Mobility & Strengthening – Seated Spine Stretch

Foundations: Spinal Mobility & Strengthening

Quick Intro: Spine Stretch Side

 

What’s it good for? ⁠

🌟  Increases ribcage & spinal side flexibility.

🌟  Increases ribcage capacity.

🌟  Teaches us to separate side bending from rotation.

🌟  Teaches us to sit up on our sit bones in preparation for seated exercises.

A quick “how to”…

Seated Side Stretch

🌟 You can in a kneeling position, legs crossed or with your legs straight out ahead of you, feet mat width apart.

🌟 If you can’t manage any of these positions,sit on a slightly raised block – such as a Yoga block.

🌟 Place one hand on the floor to begin with and extend the other arm overhead and reach in an upward and sideways direction.

🌟 Repeat on the other side.

🌟 Try Single Lung Breathing into the stretching side.

 

Hints & Tips:

🌟 Imagine your ribs opening as your side bends.

🌟 Breathe into your open ribs and allow your breath to lift your torso.

🌟 Move lightly from side to side.

 

Any Questions?

Ask away – I love to help!  Click here for the Contact Page 🙂 – or leave a comment at the bottom of the post – see you there…

 

Miguel 🙂

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