Friday, May 4, 2012

Hi Youthful Yogis,
Have you ever heard of a vertebral column? It kind of sounds like the name of  a skyscraper in China, or maybe a new ride at Disney Land.....                 

But you don't have to travel to China or Los Angeles to check out a vertebral fact, all you need to do is pat yourself on the back!
The vertebral column is another name for our spine, or back bone. You might remember that the spine is long and bony and made up of segments called vertebra. Our spines allow us to stay upright, which I guess means they're kind of like skyscrapers...except that tall buildings are supposed to stay still and the spine is all about movement!

Youthful Yogis know lots of ways to keep their vertebral columns happy and flexible...remember the exercise called "Sit up Tall"?  In my next post I'll describe a stretch that is great for your spine and involves making some noise...get your earplugs out, everyone!

In the meantime, remember to pat yourself on the back, say thank you to your vertebral column and try to stay active and have fun everyday.

See you next time!




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