6 hours ago
This video is a request from my clients who need reminding of their neutral spine (as well as a great lumber mobility) exercise followed by 2 great TA (core tummy muscle) activation exercises, knee fall out/lower & leg slide. The TA or cosette is the muscle we engage in all pilates exercises and is often (even for those with visual 6 pack) the weakest. The TA protects your spine by stabilizing your pelvis and lower back during movement.
A weak TV is often one of the many reasons people may experience low back pain. If you're looking to alleviate lower back pain, adding some specific exercises to strengthen your TA, the two in my video will go a long way in helping you minimize/reduce the risk of injury, alleviate existing pain.
Neutral: yes, I still use my hands as a reference, checking pointer finger and thumbs are parallel. When lying on your back with Neutral Spine, you should be able to balance a teacup on your lower belly. If you tilt your pelvis forward too much (by arching your back off the mat), your teacup will spill forward. If you tilt your pelvis backward (by flattening your back on the floor), you’ll spill your teacup backward. Neutral Spine (also sometimes called neutral pelvis) is when the teacup doesn’t spill!
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