Friday, May 20, 2011

Posture 202: Lordosis

Having a swayback posture may look attractive from behind, yet as seen from the side, the body is very much  out of balance.  Pregnancy naturally sets the mother in this posture in order to support her to counterbalance the baby.  However, in daily this life posture can become harmful to the spine.

People with lordosis experience tight low backs and hip flexors.  These need to be stretched on a regular basis.  Be careful with exercises such as 100, ab series, or Teasers where it may be difficult to maintain a strong core connection against the weight of the legs.  Make sure clients focus on a corset connection in their torso at all times.



Exercises for Lordosis (maintain strong core connection throughout by lacing rib cage together):
  • Half Roll Down (can put ball behind back for feedback)
  • Twist
  • Knee Folds
  • Table Top: Opp. arm/leg Reaches, Cat/Cow, Thread the Needle
  • Tick Tock
  • Short Box Series
  • Leg Circles
  • Stretch Hip Flexors: Thigh Stretch, Runner's Stretch, Chest Expansion, Single/Double Leg Kick

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