Strengthen your spine with the following move: “The pelvic curl is an amazing exercise for improving spinal mobility and movement: The goal is to feel the articulation rolling through your spine one vertebra at a time,” says Robin Long, certified Pilates instructor and founder and CEO of The Balanced Life.
- Lie on mat with knees bent and feet flat on floor hip-distance apart
- Inhale. Exhale, tucking pelvis and curling spine one vertebra at a time into bridge position as shown.
- Inhale at top of bridge and stretch until your knees reach over toes.
- Exhale, softening chest and slowly curling spine to the ground.
Gradually work up to 10 repetitions daily.
This article is featured in the September/October 2020 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Subscribe to the magazine for more art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.
Featured image: Courtesy The Balanced Life