There is a saying, “To rest is to rust.” And it can happen to our spines if we don’t move them the way they were designed. Here is a simple technique to loosen your spine so you don’t rust.
Take, for example, twisting. More and more people are losing this crucial ability because of modern convenience — backup cams and side-view mirrors are just a couple. Fear not. There’s an easy way to regain your mobility, improve your posture, and improve your breathing.
From a stable chair:
Grab onto your left thigh with your right hand.
Slowly and carefully twist your torso to the left.
Don’t use force; be gentle until you feel a nice stretch.
If your neck can tolerate it, gently look over your left shoulder.
Hold for five breaths.
Gently come out and repeat on the other side.
There are no sets or repetitions. You can gently use this twist throughout your day.