Continuing on from last weeks exercise for thoracic mobility, this week we are looking specifically at thoracic rotation and extension - two movements that can become very restricted in individuals who sit at computers all day, or have a poor posture.
Check out this video showing the exercise:Thoracic rotation and Extension Exercise
- Get into the quadruped position (on your hands and knees, spine level like a table top).
- Place your left hand on your head, elbow flexed, so you are balancing on your right hand and knees. Move your left elbow up towards the ceiling
- In a controlled movement, drive the elbow down and underneath your chest towards the right knee. Slowly return to the starting position.
- Repeat 10 times, then swap sides!
Stop if you experience pain!