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.
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