The figure 4 stretch is a favourite stretch to help hip mobility.
The stretch targets the glutes.
Key takeaways: – sit up tall – chest out, head up – always do both sides – hold the stretch for 30 seconds – make sure to do them 2- 3 times a day. As always, if it is painful, contact your health professional.
Of course, it isn’t that one instance of picking up a pain that does it. It is the cumulative effect of many hours, days and years of damage.
One injury or problem builds and builds so that simple everyday tasks can give you pain and symptoms. Poor mobility, nutrition, sleep, exercise, stress management and posture … can all lead to significant issues in our bodies.
This stretch is excellent for the lower to mid back of the spine.
It can help to stretch the lumbar erectors and the QL muscles at the thoracolumbar joint.
Tips for this stretch: * Think of your tailbone stretching to the opposite end of the room * The shoulder opposite to the hand on the door handle drops down to create a twisting motion in the spine * Feel free to bend your legs to get a deeper stretch * Always do both sides * Hold each stretch for 30 seconds