The spine is important. It's a simple concept, but one that bares repeating. It holds your weight, allows movement and transfers information to the rest of the body. In order to keep a healthy spine and therefore a healthier body, we've cherry picked 4 poses easy enough to incorporate into any routine.
Happy Spine = Happy All the Time.
Cat / Cow Pose
Half Lord of the FishesHave you ever wanted a really deep stretch? Like an "I've been sitting for five hours" kind of stretch (p.s. please don't sit for five hours. That sounds terrible for you and your body.) The Half Lord of the Fishes is a seated twist with the goal of loosening up stiffness and releasing tight muscles. It's absolutely beautiful. The healthy lengthening of the spine is just one of many things this pose does for the body. Feel the stretch in the outer hips while opening the chest. All of these things are good.
Each of these poses can easily be incorporated into your routine. Give your spine and your brain and stretch break. You deserve it.
What are your favorite spine tinglers?
By: Jessica Adams (G+)