March MATNess Day 8: Spine Stretch
For a long time, I hated this exercise. I know it was supposed to feel good but I was too congested in my hip, I couldn't lift off my hips and really feel the stretch.
Opposition is the name of the game here. Press your hamstring/ legs into the ground and lift your belly away from your thighs. Lift your torso up and off your legs to find the length in the back body.
There is a lots of negativity towards flexion of the spine but done correctly, you avoid compression and get space.
Primary Goal: Lengthen back body
Secondary Goal: Space in hips and spine