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5: Rolling like a Ball

This is the 5th exercise and Joseph obviously decided that we’d done plenty of back stretching in the previous 4 exercises, so we now get this lovely spine massage in the first of the rolling exercises.

It’s also another of those secret core strengtheners as you work hard to maintain that C-curve and roll with control, just down to the tips of your shoulder blades – never fling yourself back or roll onto your neck.

If you have any spine issues, please check in with your doctor or physio to make sure this exercise is suitable for you and if you find that you ‘thump’ down onto the mat, spend some time getting flexibility in the lumbar spine with the Cat and Cow exercise.

Transition: Keep hold of one leg and roll down to position yourself ready for Single Leg Stretch.

 

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