Updated: Mar 4
Your challenge for today, should you wish to accept it, is to investigate how you are moving from the hips. Go carefully if you have acute disc trouble! You need a mirror to see yourself side-ways on.
- Are you able to keep your spine long?
- Or are you flattening and rounding it, creating a risk of pressure onto your discs through constantly moving only in this fashion?
Use a mirror to check how this looks
If you find that your pelvis is not moving and your lower back is flexing (rounding), then at that point you have stopped moving from the hips. This is called a tucked pelvis (or a "Butt Wink"). This can be contributing to your existing disc herniation trouble.
For more information, to see a video, and to learn how to move better from the hips, join me at https://www.facebook.com/groups/movementforlifetribe
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