Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Today there is just one thing I need to say...your back is bony, and that's no joke!
Did you know that the spine is made up of 26 bony segments called vertebra? Each vertebra sits on something soft and squishy called a disc. Discs are like little pillows that help to keep our bony backs comfortable.We should really say thank you to those discs everyday, since they allow us to easily arch back, bend forward and twist side to side.
Youthful Yogis know that the spine is very important and we do a lot of exercises to help to keep it flexible. Here's an exercise you might like to try; it's not too complicated, as you can tell by the name. It's called "Sit up Tall!"
Go back and forth from "sitting up tall" to "not sitting up tall"... do you feel the difference? To finish, sit up tall as if you are going to touch the ceiling with the top of your head. Relax your shoulders and take some nice deep breaths. Ahhhh, your bony back is happy right now, and that's a good thing!