Here’s a challenge for you. Always remember to listen to your body. If there is any tension in the low back, place your hands on the floor for support or always keep one foot slightly on the floor. Here’s how you do it.

  • Start in your balanced teaser position: rocked back onto the fleshy part of your glutes, feet in the air (as straight as possible), arms lengthened beside your knees, torso long with the breastbone reaching forward. Think of looking like a V.
  • Inhale: to prepare
  • Exhale: Lower one leg toward the floor (the motion should come from the hip not the knee)
  • Inhale: As your legs switch
  • Exhale: lower the other leg
  • Inhale: as you switch.
  • Continue to scissor the legs for a count of 5 or 8 each leg, building as you get stronger throughout the week.

This is a tough exercise so you may only do it once. Or take a break in between and build up to three times, stretching the low back in between sets. Keep the belly button and kegel engaged. And try and keep the shoulders down. And with all that on you mind, why not remember to breath too!


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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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