Exercise of the Week–OBLIQUES ROLL BACK

Here’s how you do it:

  • Sit up tall with you feet flat on the floor, knees bent up to the ceiling. You can place a ball or a pillow between your knees. (If this position is uncomfortable, straighten the legs.) Arms extended in front of you, parallel to the floor.
  • INHALE: To prepare
  • EXHALE: Leading with your low back, rock away from you thighs and then twist toward the right, reaching your right arm behind you.
  • INHALE: Twist back to center and lengthen the spine to your original seated position.
  • EXHALE: Leading with your low back, rock away from your thighs and then twist toward the left, reaching your left arm behind you.
  • INHALE: Twist back to center and lengthen the spine to your original seated position.
  • Repeat 5-8 times each side

Notes: The further you rock away from your thighs the more challenging the exercise will be, so if you feel any tension in the low back try straightening the legs or not rolling as far away. When you extend back try to really reach and lengthen through the torso. As always try to make the core muscles do the work, not the shoulders and neck. Focus on keeping the chin up and the shoulder blades down.

Enjoy!

2017-09-12T19:32:48+00:00

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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