Do you ever wonder how the hunchback of Notre Dame got his hump? And do you worry that you are heading toward the same fate? If you spend too much of your time sitting, driving, doing computer work and/or texting, you just might be. Or, if you’re a breast cancer survivor experiencing surgical tissue tightness across the front of your shoulders, you might collapse your chest in subconscious protective posturing.
These activities all promote a forward flexed spine which can restrict our mobility, impair our balance and breathing, and cause all kinds of problems we don’t want to deal with—including the dreaded hump!
How often do you extend (bend backward)? Unless you change lightbulbs for a profession, I bet not very often. Extension is especially crucial for those with osteopenia or osteoporosis—a silent disease of low bone density. Decreased bone density can lead to a forward flexed spine due to common undiagnosed spine compression fractures.
Extension exercises will help to decrease that forward curve inclination. Those with decreased bone density are more susceptible to fractures, especially from falls. Upright posture is associated with decreased falls and studies show extension exercises build stronger bones in the spine. Added bonus, extending the spine just feels great!
In this workshop, discover the secrets of spine extension exercises to:
- Improve your posture and prevent falls
- Build bone in your spine
- Promote healthy aging to continue to do what you love
Learn how to do spine extension correctly, avoiding common pitfalls. Experience simple extension exercises in multiple body positions, to unleash your optimal posture and bone health throughout the day.
In addition to receiving the link to the online workshop recording, you’ll receive a printable follow-along guide that you can reference to remind yourself of all the helpful things you’ll learn in this workshop.
Love the Ahhh test and the analogy of the Slinky and kinks. Love Love Love this webinar. Thank you for sharing it!
~Andi M. Physical Therapist and Pilates teacher