Today on Core Wellness TV, I answer a very important question about “to round or not to round” your spine when you bend forward.
Jackie left this GREAT question about Yoga on my last blog post about keeping a flat back and “hip hinging” to save your spine:
“Dr. Steve, This makes a lot of sense. I have been practicing a little bit of Yoga lately and have noticed that in some of the videos that I use online, the instructor bends her spine while stretching the legs and lower back.
This causes discomfort, so I try to keep my spine straight by leading with the chest (not so easy). In your opinion, are these girls showing the stretch incorrectly?”
Now…I LOVE Yoga and I do not know the video she’s referring to…but I did make my clear stand on the issue of rounding your spine.
In today’s episode, I show you…
- WHO should NOT flex their spine forward (and why).
- WHY it IS important to be ABLE to flex your spine forward.
- WHEN you should NEVER have your spine flexed forward! (take heed, please)
Obviously…this is a very visual answer…so here you go!
ATTENTION YOGA INSTRUCTORS AND STUDENTS: I love Yoga and want to see students be successful without injury. I appreciate you and thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts and feedback after watching this episode.
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