Posted by: eveyoga | July 16, 2011

Back Savers

Even though the work week has finished for most people, here’s a very good exercise for the next time you are suffering from computeritis. This comes via the excellent health promoter, Maggie Nimmo of Galaxy Healing in Balmain, NSW http://www.galaxyhealing.com.au

“Office Back Stiffness or Pain Relief Exercise”

While at your desk, sit with your legs apart and two feet firmly planted on the ground.
Draw your arches up strongly all the way up to your inner knees.
Have your hands on the chair between your legs and, without leaning forward too much, draw the energy up through the middle of your thighs and rise slightly off the chair (10 to 50cm). Then, work to bring your spine slightly more upright.
Let your tail bone hang down, heavy and relaxed.
Hold for a few breaths and then slowly sit again. Repeat as needed to alleviate any back ache.
Alternatives:
1. Do the same exercise with the spine more upright and your finger tips on the edge of the desk for support.
2. Do the same exercise rising from the chair without the support of your hands.
NOTE:
When standing up from the chair, pull energy up through the thighs AND also pull energy up the thighs as you sit back down; in other words, don’t just collapse!
Repeat 2 to 3 for more freedom in your back.

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