5 Ways To Unlock Your Spine
You NEED these ️ movements in your life...
🧬 Since your spine is the central highway of your body, taking care of it can yield a reciprocal benefit to your legs and arms. You may have heard that knee or ankle pain can start from tightness in your hips? The same goes for shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain too, which can originate in the cervical and thoracic spine.
⏱ Try these 5 movements for 30-60 seconds on each side:
️1. QUADRUPED THORACIC ROTATION - Grip behind your neck, bringing your elbow diagonally away from the body, holding each position for a beat.
️2. FORWARD FOLD - Start with your feet together, legs straight, folding forward over your feet, slowly working your way down one vertebra at a time. Don't let your arms drift away from your legs.
3. KNEELING HIP FLEXOR STRETCH - Line your front leg directly in front of your back knee. Keep stance wide enough to where the front knee lines up over the ankle, not past it.
4. ROCKING HIP STRETCH - Rock your hips forward and back, pivoting off the heel of your straight leg.
5. DOOR CHEST STRETCH - Line wrist over the elbow, parallel to the edge of the door frame. Lean forward, but avoid pushing your head forward.
⏲ Set a reminder on your phone to move for at least 2️⃣ minutes every 2️⃣ hours. It will help with your:
✅Neck & shoulder pain
✅Elbow & wrist pain
✅Knee & Ankle pain