Day 8 of March Matness – Spine Stretch Forward

Spine Stretch ForwardSpine Stretch Forward comes at the end of the “Abdominal Series” which allows a nice stretch for the lumbar spine and hamstrings.

Benefits of Spine Stretch Forward:

  • Stretches lumbar spine and hamstrings
  • Articulates the spine
  • Teaches awareness of sitting and lifting out of the hips
  • Releases and stretches spinal extensors

How to do Spine Stretch Forward:

  • Sit up tall with your legs extended in front of you and about shoulder width.
  • Extend the arms out parallel to the floor with the palms facing down
  • Inhale to lengthen the spine, sitting up on top of the hips
  • Exhale bring your head through your arms, chin to chest and crown of head towards floor
  • Round up and curl into your body, reaching towards and over your feet
  • Think opposition, by pulling the abdominals and the waist back as you reach forward through the feet and hands
  • Inhale and stack the spine vertebrae by vertebrae pulling in your abdominals as you roll up

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