'If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old;
if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young. '
- Joseph Pilates, 1945
Your Spine is Amazing
Your spine houses your central nervous system which allows communication between your brain and every other part of your body and carries out all your body functions efficiently.
It also gives you support, holding you upright whilst walking and allows you to move easily and effectively.
Every movement you do originates from the spine and if your spine is injured it can impact on the quality of your life. You can’t bend down to pick things up, you struggle to sit, even sleeping may be uncomfortable, turning your head may be restricted and you could be in pain.
Love your spine
We often mistreat our spines, we slouch in chairs, hunch over desks and keep looking down at our phones. Don’t take your spinal health for granted and wait until you are bent over double in pain, not able to move before you start looking after your spine.
Your spine is made up of 33 individual bones that create a complex structure that can move in 3 different planes of motion; forward and back, side to side and rotates. It can even do 2 or more of these movements at the same time.
Move your spine
Stop reading this and take a break to move your spine. Not just your body, but your spine.
Bend forwards, extend backwards, side bend to the right, to the left, and twist right and left.
Moving your spine daily pumps and hydrates the discs, mobilises the spinal joints, stimulates the blood and nerve supply and stretches and strengthens the connective tissues surrounding the spine such as muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia.
I’ve recorded this bitesize spinal mobility session for you to do every day to keep your spine moving and healthy. Stay feeling young, by keeping your spine flexible.
Click the link to play video: https://youtu.be/gnd3gqF5kE8
Click here to download your free ’10 Best Pilates Moves to Improve Spinal Mobility’
Enjoy Moving and Feeling Fabulous – whatever your age!