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Limit or avoid doing spinal movements (flexion, rotation, side flexion) in the following manner:
Imagine a straight line running alongside your body. This line travels upwards through ankle, hip shoulder and ear.
Pretend that you are at least 2” taller than you think, or have been told, you are.
Stand with your weight evenly on both feet with your weight on your heels, along the length of the 5th metatarsal as well as all metatarsal heads (foot triangle).
To assist you with pretending that you are taller, pretend that there is a golden thread, string, rope or steel cable pulling you up by the crown of your head.
Imagine your collarbones are wings. Spread your wings SLIGHTLY. DO NOT PULL YOUR SHOULDERS BACK. Simply expand the front of your chest.
Pretend that you are carrying a grapefruit between your chin and chest.
Identify the top of your pelvis and your lower rib and lengthen the space between them.
Pretend your torso is a box. The corners of the box are at your shoulders and hips. Keep the box intact as you move about your daily activities.