Saturday, February 2, 2013

Day 217- Prone Thigh Lifts

This exercise is meant to prepare the pelvis for safe spine extension.

To do this exercise you will need a mat.  Start by lying on your belly with your hands making a pillow for your forehead.  Inhale to prepare and then exhale as you reach one leg long beneath you, and then imagine reaching your big toe so far away from you the your thigh floats two inches into the air.  Inhale as you release that leg to the ground and then exhale as you repeat on the other side.  Repeat 6-10 times on each side.

Things to think about
If you have osteoporosis then this exercise is for you!  In fact the rest of this month is dedicated to spine extension exercises that are perfect for osteoporosis

This exercises is meant to open the front of the hips to prepare the pelvis for spine extension.  Length in the front of the hips prevents pain in the low back.  As you do this exercise imagine making your legs longer.  So long in fact that the thigh floats up into the air.  

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