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Elongation Is a Shortcut For Good Alignment

movement quality teaching Jul 01, 2019

Do a quick Bridge for me on the floor. The one where you articulate one vertebra at a time. I’ll wait. Have you noticed that your chin lifts as you roll your spine up one vertebra at a time? Sometimes we even lift our head and reposition it to keep it comfortable. Hm….. 

Now try it again, but this time reach your tailbone forward through your knees instead of curling it (too much) up towards the ceiling. Imagine a string is attached to your tailbone and someone’s pulling it really long. 

No more head adjustment needed, right? Because now you keep your spine long and space between each vertebra instead of compressing through forced movement. 

Elongation is often a shortcut to good alignment. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t like short cuts.


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