Thoracic Rotation (Part 2)

Instructions:

  • Start on your hands and knees with your knees under your hips and your hands under your shoulders.
  • Reach one hand down your back behind your head so that your elbow is up by your head.
  • With your hand behind your head, rotate your elbow down under your body toward your opposite knee.
  • Sit your butt back slightly as you tuck.
  • Then rotate through your spine to open your elbow up toward the ceiling as much as you can.
  • Open your chest up toward the ceiling and push your hips slightly forward as you rotate.
  • Feel a nice stretch down your back and even into the outside of your opposite hip/glute.
  • Repeat, rotating your elbow back under before twisting back open. Complete all reps on one side before switching. Make sure to really rotate open as much as you can each time.
  • Feel your spine rotating and don’t simply “flap” your elbow as you perform the rotations.