Welcome to this six-week series brought to you exclusively by Whole Life Challenge in partnership with HERO Movement. Each week, Luke Jones will take you through a brand-new video. These practices are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your ten daily minutes of mobility.
HERO Movement Mindful Mobility Week 2: The Thoracic Spine
The thoracic spine is another key area of the body that tends to hold tension and stiffness. And whether you’re a weekend warrior who loves lifting weights or a desk jockey who finds yourself sitting a bit more than you’d like, we all get a little jammed up from time to time.
But there’s good news for you — in this session, we’re going to bring our attention to the mid back, breathe into that area to create some space, and hopefully get things moving well again.
Please note: while most movements in this series are low impact and can be adjusted for more suitable variations, remember to listen to your body and pause if something doesn’t feel right.
- Thoracic rotation x 8-10
- Thoracic rotation with leg swings x 8-10
- Egyptian rotations x 8-10
- Thoracic flexion and extension x 8-10
- Thoracic side shift x 8-10
- Thoracic circles x 8-10
- Thoracic extension strengthener x 8-10 breaths
Healthy Habit Homework:
Have a play with that groovy circular thoracic drill, as well as the thoracic extension strengthener at the end. Alongside that, bring a little mindfulness to your daily habits and notice if you start rounding forward through the thoracic. Anytime you’re sitting is a great time to check in, reset, breathe, and be happy.
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