In this exercise, I’m going to show you a forward bending movement that allows your spine to release. This is great if you have lower back pain, or even upper back pain, or shoulder, or neck pain. In another video, I showed this from the front view. In this video I’m going to show it from the side view, because I think it is important that you see both views. So first off, we will use a sticky mat. A solid surface may also do such as a thick rug or wooden floor. But I prefer a yoga mat. If you’re going to use a yoga mat, make sure it is sticky, so that you will not slip when you hands and feet gets a little perspiration. You should understand the fundamental use or reason why we should use these sticky mats. We use these for traction, and it helps us to perform this exercise. This can also provide a tiny bit of padding. It doesn’t have to be expensive. You can buy one from my website, or you can buy it from Walmart, or a yoga studio, or other places. First we’re going to start with our feet hip-width distance apart, and parallel to one another. Then I turn sideways. And I’m going to show you this exercise from the side. So, I’m standing, my weight evenly balanced across the two feet. The weight drops just in front of my heels. This is where I want my weight to be centered. I lift my quadriceps, and tighten them. I’m engaging my quadriceps; that allows my hamstring to stretch. I lift my chest. I place my hands on my hips. And with my lifted chest, I start to bend forward at my waist. Now, If I stoop my head, I’m not going to be stretching my hamstrings. I’m not going to be supporting the core of my body. So I got to keep my body arched backward as much as possible. And I bend forward. At some point, my spine begins to bend. I drop my head low, and cross my arms over my head, and check my thighs so that they will not loosen. I work my thighs harder and keep my weight balanced just in front of the heel. At some point my spine releases. Now if the heels start to lift from the floor or the sticky mat, press them into the floor. To come up, place your hands on your hips, work your thighs strongly and use your thighs to bring you up. It’s simple, it’s straightforward, and it works. Now one more note. If this exercise makes you feel worse, stop doing it. If this exercise makes you feel better continue doing it. The key here is working the thighs strongly, so that the spine can release. The spine will only release when it has a strong base of support. So a lot of pain the people have is usually the area that doesn’t have much support from below the body. So you need to create that support and build it over time by strengthening your quadriceps, lengthening your hamstrings, and allowing the front of your spine to release providing relief. Have fun with it.
It’s so easy to do this exercise. Its hassle free, it doesn’t require much space, and you can do this in the privacy of your home. What’s more this exercise relieves lower back pain, upper back pain, neck pain, all sorts of back pains fast. Try it, and see for yourself. To get the free video of today’s featured exercise visit http://www.backpainreliefworkshop.com. Register, and grab the video and all the other videos absolutely free, no hidden charges whatsoever. What are you waiting for? Grab one now, and take your first step to a newer, healthier you. BOLA TANGKAS