SIDE-LYING SPINAL ROTATION – A CLIENT FAVORITE STRETCH
If you are tight across the chest or generally just stiff in your torso, try this stretch. This stretch is also amazing for waking up your body upon waking up!
The breath pattern is only a guideline but I feel it’s beneficial to deepen the stretch while your arm is open. Also, make sure you caught that part about the hip position! STACK them VERTICAL – you don’t want to bend and twist at the same time!
This exercise is contraindicated if you have been told not to rotate through the spine.
One final thought: Your thoracic vertebrae (mid – upper back) are doing most of the rotating here. Imagine the top 2/3rds of your torso rotating most of the way, with less rotation in the bottom 1/3rd of your torso.
This stretch is a bite-sized resource to help you eliminate stress! Clients love this stretch because many who do it for the first time comment on how wonderful it is and how relaxing.
FOOD: HOW MUCH TO HAVE OF WHAT? LEARN TO EAT RIGHT
In today’s modern age of information overload, there is no lack of debate about any topic you name, especially food. And, not dissimilar from other debates, the increase of information available has only further obscured the answers.
Thankfully, the National Academic Press released a comprehensive manual of Dietary Reference Intakes to try and make sense of the variety of dietary beliefs in our society. The manual is meant to help you learn how to eat right, but is… overwhelming, but elev8wellness has done a great job breaking down the post and delivering it in easy-to-digest bites (pun intended). View the breakdown and let us know your thoughts!