Over the last few weeks, “Move Right Monday” has been focused on a series of simple exercises you can do to relieve back pain. Using a foam roller you can get at most sporting goods stores, we started by loosening and relaxing the leg muscle groups that put tension on the lower back. I’m pleased with the comments I’ve been getting about this series. Most people are surprised by the “delicious” sensations they’ve experienced as the roller presses the tension out of muscles that have been bound up for years, but they are also excited about how they feel afterwards. Be sure to share your comments with me on Facebook. They might be an encouragement to someone who is sitting on the fence.
Our posture is similar to a suspension bridge, where tensions from different directions are balanced to keep the structure aligned properly. Excess tension in one direction can pull the whole system out of alignment, which can cause intense pain and limit your mobility. That’s why each of the three parts of this exercise system is as important as the others, so I really hope you will do them all together. The important thing here is balance.
Don’t be fooled – this exercise can be just as painful as the others, but it can also provide amazing pain relief as it softens the muscle tissue in your back. So, watch this video and then go back and do all three of them together. I really think you’ll be surprised and delighted by how much better they make you feel.
If you know someone who deals with back pain, limited mobility, or other related tension, please share this video series with them – you might be amazed at who gets the biggest results from it. And be sure to join me here on “Wellness Wednesday.”
Also, I’m almost done with a little surprise I’ve been working on. I’m pretty excited to share it with you. Stay tuned.
“At the end of your feelings is NOTHING. At the end of your principles is a PROMISE.” –Eric Thomas