Do you feel stiff after sitting at your desk all day? Maybe you wake up and it takes a while for you to loosen up? Or maybe you simply want to be able to play golf or tennis with more ease?
This exercise is a great way to increase the mobility around your mid back (thoracic spine). The position also helps work on your hip mobility, perfect if you sit at a desk all day!
Doing this exercise regularly really will improve your golf swing or tennis game! By increasing your mobility, and then strengthening yourself to stay there, you will be able to generate more power! Plus, it will make you feel looser!
- Use that sigh
Using your exhale breath will allow you to rotate round a little further. Do this with soft lips, like you really are letting out a sigh. This will take the breath lower and allow your diaphragm to get involved.
- Use your whole spine!
Allow the movement to go through your whole spine, particularly in the final extension stage. By allowing the tail to unfold you will get extension through your entire spine and can then take it back into flexion – truly functional movement!
- Keep the weight in your pelvis
Your arms are there for light support rather than full weightbearing. If you keep the weight in your pelvis, you will be able to load your arms less.
Please note, if you are pregnant, have diastasis recti or osteoporosis, then contact us for modifications.
Education is key
These exercises are designed for us to give to our clients. If you have not seen one of our therapists and have any questions about injuries, what you have read or whether this may be useful to you, please just ask please link to a contact form which opens in the same page. We are more than happy to help anyone and point you in the right direction. Our biggest belief is that education is key. The more you understand about your injury, illness and movement, the more you are likely to improve.
If you are not sure whether this is for you, simply get in touch. We are here to help!