March MATNess Day 8: Spine Stretch

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

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