Often lower back pain and tension in the hamstrings is due to our glut muscles being "lazy" and imbalanced. And if our gluts are not activating fully as we walk and move, other muscles begin to compensate causing our back and thighs to tighten and overwork. Our brain locks in these unhealthy and restrictive patterns until we take action to reprogram our brain to signal the muscles to move in a more harmonious way that supports the alignment of the spine, pelvis, head and shoulders.
This gentle series of movements uses neuromuscular repatterning to bring a sense of ease and resiliency to the hips, knees and lower back, and is particularly beneficial when practiced first thing in the morning (but it can be done any time of the day!) In as little as 8 minutes you will notice a significant increase in your range of motion, and if you have time to continue for 4 more minutes you're guaranteed to experience more ease in the entire length of your spine from your shoulders to the hips and knees.
Activate Gluts to Relieve Lower Back Pain
Feb 3, 2020
A gentle and effective sequence of movements to do whenever you are noticing stiffness or discomfort in your lower back and hips.
Magical Movement Without Moving: The Power of the Mind
Jun 22, 2017
I am a “wiggler”. It is not in my nature to be still. Like most kids, I took the ability to move around for granted when I was young. My body was a “thing” to be used to achieve the goals I had set and I was pretty hard on myself when it didn’t live up to my expectations.