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05 August 2015

Lengthen the spine

A great move to lengthen the spine; relieve back pain and ease compression between vertebrae: Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Relax your head, neck and shoulders. Take a deep breath in. As you breathe out, drop your chin to your chest and bend forward, imagining that you’re peeling your vertebrae off a wall, one at a time. Try to touch the floor with your knees straight and fingers long. Breathe in at the bottom. As you breathe out, think of rooting your tailbone to the floor; rotate your pelvis and slowly wallpaper your back up onto the imaginary wall, one vertebra at a time. Repeat six times.

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