If there’s one thing that our locals all love, it’s their gardens!
With the warm weather shining around the corner, it’s a great time to soak up the sun and spend time absorbing some much-needed Vitamin D in our great outdoors.
Just a quick word of caution – take it slow and steady.
You’ve spent a lot of time indoors and not moving around as much. This means your joint and muscles are likely to be stiff, tight and inflexible.
They won’t function as well as they’re supposed to, leaving you prone to developing aches and niggles quite easily.
You need to get the engine going again before you pull up those weeds (Or you might regret it later!)
Opening the Upper Back: Book Opener
The upper back is the link between your neck and your lower back/pelvis. Stiffness in this area will lead not only to poor breathing and endurance, but also contribute to neck pain and lower back issues.
The Book Opener is an effective way to get your ribcage moving and allow you to breathe all that fresh air again!
Lay on your side with your knees up and arms on top of each other. Smoothly rotate your ribcage and open up as far as you can comfortably go.
Getting the Lower Back Moving: Upward Dog
Most people develop stiffness in their pelvis and lower back as they get older. The yoga move (“Upward Dog”) is a great way for you to restore movement and free up your lower back.
Getting Your Hips Flexible: Hip Flexor Stretch
The muscles, ligaments and connective tissue at the front of our hips all get short and tight when we are sitting or standing a lot. It’s a common culprit for lower back pain, neck tightness and headaches.
The Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch allows you to open up your hips again, helping you feel that sense of “openness” and freedom when you’re walking.
If you found this useful, send Lawrence an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know what else you would like to learn about!
You can find also him at Activ Therapy Dural (located at Round Corner), just opposite from Petbarn and the newly built Duke of Dural.
If you’re simply fed up with your pain, aching and stiffness and want to fast track your recovery, click on the link below to make a booking.
Stay safe and happy gardening!
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