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Pre-Pilates: Spinal Mobility & Strengthening – Seated Spine Stretch



Foundations: Spinal Mobility & Strengthening

Quick Intro: Spine Stretch Side



What’s it good for? โ 

๐ŸŒŸย  Increases ribcage & spinal side flexibility.
๐ŸŒŸย  Increases ribcage capacity.
๐ŸŒŸย  Teaches us to separate side bending from rotation.
๐ŸŒŸย  Teaches us to sit up on our sit bones in preparation for seated exercises.



A quick “how to”…

Seated Side Stretch

๐ŸŒŸ You can in a kneeling position, legs crossed or with your legs straight out ahead of you, feet mat width apart.
๐ŸŒŸ If you can’t manage any of these positions,sit on a slightly raised block – such as a Yoga block.
๐ŸŒŸ Place one hand on the floor to begin with and extend the other arm overhead and reach in an upward and sideways direction.
๐ŸŒŸ Repeat on the other side.
๐ŸŒŸ Try Single Lung Breathing into the stretching side.

Hints & Tips:

๐ŸŒŸ Imagine your ribs opening as your side bends.
๐ŸŒŸ Breathe into your open ribs and allow your breath to lift your torso.
๐ŸŒŸ Move lightly from side to side.

Any Questions?

Ask away – I love to help!ย  Click here for the Contact Page ๐Ÿ™‚ – or leave a comment at the bottom of the post – see you there…

Miguel ๐Ÿ™‚



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