An awesome mobility exercise most people can benefit from is good ol’ Cat Camel. For those that have practiced yoga, this may be familiar to you.
The thoracic spine (mid-back) is designed to be stable while our neck and low back are more flexible. You may find from sitting more or working in the yard, your mid-back can get stiff and uncomfortable. This may contribute to pain or stiffness in the neck or low back as well. Cat Camel is a great exercise that requires no equipment and very little time.
Breathe in → lift your head up & let your spine press toward the floor → breathe out → draw your belly button toward your spine → tuck your head under & let your spine curl up toward the ceiling. Breathe slowly and rhythmically, letting your motion follow your breath. Repeat 5 - 10 times.
These photo examples are from MedBridge.
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