Be Mine, T-Spine
Alissa Firth-Eagland • 36m
The area behind our hearts can often be tricky to access. Between deskwork, texting, and all the other stuff we love to do in front of our bodies, our thoracic spines are asked to flex most of the day. How are those 12 vertebrae moving in partnership with and independently from your shoulders and your neck? Side angle pose bookends the work with self-assessment moments. Grab a gertie ball or balled up sweatshirt, two blocks, a chair, and some space at the wall to max your thorax!
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