17 Jun Foundation: Spinal Mobility & Strengthening – Seated Twist
Foundations: Spinal Mobility & Strengthening
Quick Intro: Seated Twist
What’s it good for?
🌟 Increases ribcage & spinal rotation.
🌟 Increases ribcage capacity.
🌟 Teaches us to separate rotation from side bending.
🌟 Teaches us to sit up on our sit bones in preparation for seated exercises.
A quick “how to”…
🌟 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 your fists together and press them into your sternum.
🌟 Rotate to one side and rotate to the other.
🌟 Try Single Lung Breathing into the side you’re rotating towards.
Hints & Tips:
🌟 Inhale to rotate and exhale to return to centre.
🌟 Imagine a cord lifting your spine up as you rotate.
🌟 Grow tall and taller as your rotate.
🌟 As you grow familiar with the sensation of rotating without any side bending, try the exercise with your arms in the “genie position” or outstretched at shoulder height.
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