Midweek mobility – pelvic tilt and curl (also known as a spine curl)
A real winner for improving mobility through a tight spine, overall strength in the body and mind/body connection.
Mobilising the spine can have a really positive effect of the bodies overall well-being, by releasing this area of tightness we not only reduce the fatigue of these muscles but also allow others to “pick up the slack”. A tight and immobile back can often mean a weak or ineffective core.
🙋♀️If you are returning to exercise, use this movement as part of your routine.
🙋♀️More advanced ladies, this is a perfect warm up exercise!
Tips for success
💫 figure out your “neutral” position – organise and think about where each body part is in space before you begin any movement.
💫 tension shouldn’t be in the chest or shoulders, if it is turn the palms upwards to take the arms wider.
💫 you should be facing the ceiling, if you’re looking at the room behind you pop a thin cushion under your head
💫 the aim is to “peel” up bit by bit, maintain the pelvic tuck as you lift to find space between the vertebrae
💫 at the top try not to over arch and flare the ribs, keep them funnelling in and soft.
Let me know if you give this a try and how you feel before/after…x