Supported Spine Opener: How-to, Tips, Benefits

Maybe you're not supposed to have favorites, but this is mine by a long shot. Whatever is going on with my back, this always does the trick. Just breathe deeply and take your time relaxing into it.

How-to: Sit upright with legs straight in front of you. Place one block lengthwise behind your hips on its medium height. Keeping your hips on the ground, roll slowly back to lie your spine along the block.  Place the other block in its tallest position under your head.

Tips: If your hips lift off the ground as you roll back onto the block, sit up, slide the block further away from your hips, and slowly roll back down. At first your muscles will hold you up, so breathe deeply and allow your weight to gradually release into the blocks.

Benefits: Opens up the spine, releases back and hip muscles.

Want to know if you should you go Keto? Paleo? Deciding what to eat to feel your best shouldn’t be complicated. We’ve removed the guesswork to give you all the best nutrition tips & tools, all in one place. Ready to kickstart your health journey? We’re here to guide you.

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
Mike Taylor is the co-founder of Strala along with his wife, Tara Stiles. He studied mind-body...
Read More
More from the author:
Everything You Need To Know To Create An At-Home Yoga Practice That Sustains You
Check out The Complete Guide To Yoga
Tara Stiles, founder of Strala, and Michael Taylor give you everything you need for yoga at home.
View the class
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
Mike Taylor is the co-founder of Strala along with his wife, Tara...
Read More

Related Posts

Popular Stories

Sites We Love

Loading next article...

Your article and new folder have been saved!