To everyone who’s body hurts after a long day at work, a car ride, a movie, a flight – really any prolonged sitting period – we’re with you!
It takes only 30 minutes in the same position for your body to begin to feel like that is your new normal. Common ailments include:
- Stiff ankles
- Difficulty standing up tall
- Rounded shoulders
- Forward head position
- Sore neck
- …and the gold standard, an achy lower back
Sedentary positions are the underlying cause of why we feel as crummy as we do, so it’s no mystery that the simple remedy is movement! Our bodies crave movement. It’s in our very design!
Did you know that we have 33 joints in our foot to allow for movement on literally any terrain? How cool is that?!
We also have an amazingly talented gluteal complex that propels us while simultaneously stabilizing us. Interestingly, no muscle group is more important to moving our bodies, and at the time same, quicker to becoming reconditioned when sitting.
Our favorite remedy is a custom flow that addresses all of the aforementioned areas. Move slowly, and with purpose. Don’t forget to breathe throughout. Also, be sensitive to areas that might need a little more love. When you find one, hold it for a few extra breathes making sure to release the exhale with ease. Be patient with yourself!
Exercise Flow To Combat Pain From Sitting
- Start standing with blocks in hands
- Step forward
- Lower to 1/2 kneeling position
- Tuck pelvis, lift the sternum and raise both arms to the sky
- Place blocks inside of front foot for sprinter’s hamstring stretch
- Return, then drop inside elbow towards the block
- Roll open and reach to the sky with a long, neutral spine
- Return to 1/2 kneeling position, align base and return to a standing position
- Perform on the opposite side
Let us know how it goes! If you know of anyone who might benefit from this, feel free to share it with friends.
You deserve to feel awesome!
Looking for more?
We offer a 12-Week Strategic Fitness program. It is a complete, science-based exercise program that will help you:
#1. Become consistent with exercise
#2. Reduce or eliminate chronic aches, pains, and injuries
#3. Improve total body strength and function
#4. Improve stamina, flexibility, balance, posture, agility, and coordination
#5. Learn simple, yet highly effective lifestyle modifications that will support you in your pursuit of better health and fitness.
The 12-Week Strategic Fitness program is available (upon purchase) directly on your cell phone and/or tablet via our Prana 365 app. Every exercise for every workout has a clear tutorial video to help you learn the best form possible. This isn’t a compilation of workouts, but a strategy in which workout #1 builds to workout #2 which builds to workout #3 and onward. What you do today, will prepare you for more challenging workouts in the weeks and months to come.
As part of signing up for this program and being one of our clients, you also receive 2-way communication with me throughout. I’ll hold you accountable for not missing workouts. I’ll celebrate every personal best with you. I’m there with you every step of the way.