Friday, September 24, 2010

Bridge Baby

Bridging is a wonderful exercise that I introduce to most of my clients early on.   It gives me a sense of their understanding of their spine, legs, and breath.  There are many ways to approach this exercise, but in this blog I'm going to emphasize spinal articulation.  A healthy spine should be able to articulate, but many of us do not articulate our spines fully on a regular basis.  The variation I show in the video is from a wonderful NYC based teacher Leslie Kaminoff.   This variation further challenges the hamstrings and glutes as well as hip stability.  
Questions to think about :
Are you staying connected to the breath?
How does the spine feel?
Are the feet staying grounded?
Are the shoulders, neck, or facial muscles overworking?

So many things to explore!    Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I would do this now but I'm in a coffee shop:)