The Power Of Rotational MovementJun 18, 2020
While you’re running around in your busy day-to-day life, rotation is inevitable. Your rotational movement should be about one thing: LENGTH.
I’m gonna say something just so you’re aware of it: rotation should come from your pelvis and your ribs...NOT your low back. This video talks you through a rotational exercise, a movement from my Pilates world that I will NEVER teach and my tips on improving your rotational movement.
- Stand tall, pressing your feet into the
- Pull up on your quads, glutes and hamstrings
- Lightly activate your pelvic floor and deep core
- Relax your shoulders and lengthening tall through the top of your head
- Lift your right heel first
>>You ALWAYS want to lead with your heel!<<
- Swivel on your toe
- Then fire your quads, pulling up in your hamstrings and glutes
- Allow your hips to follow you
- Add an arm extension by reaching from underneath the ribs
- Come back to the center
- Repeat on the other side
Do 10-20 reps on each side or whatever feels good for your body.
As you move from side to the other, one side might feel tighter *which is completely okay!*
Rotational movement is also great for creating space throughout the body because when you create space throughout your body, it can begin to help alleviate:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- SI joint pain
- Psoas pain
- + MORE.
This is an amazing exercise with endless benefits that I encourage you to incorporate into your daily workout routine!
If you want more movements to incorporate into your workout routine like these standing rotations, sign up for my FREE at-home Pilates Workout. This workout will work to lengthen, strengthen and create space that your body needs in order to function optimally. Get access to the workout >>HERE!<<
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The material contained within is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before beginning a new regiment or purchasing any product(s).