Use Your Breath to Massage Low Back Tightness Away

Use Your Breath to Massage Low Back Tightness Away

Sydney Video Training 6 Comments

ne side effect of shallow breathing is low back discomfort and tightness. Over time, this habit can leave the lumbar spine and surrounding muscles and fascia feeling tight and inflexible. While the tendency might be to search for an external solution, like a massage, or a stretch, you already have a perfect solution built right into your body, and it’s …

Ribcage Breathing

Use Your Breath to Relieve Back Pain and Tightness

Sydney Video Training 11 Comments

Today’s exercise is a go-to solution I give clients for homework, especially if they are needing back pain relief, or chronic feelings of tightness in their back. It’s inspired by an exercise from Marie-José Blom’s Smartspine™ System.

Stress and poor alignment habits can change how you breathe, resulting in shallow breathing, or breathing that inappropriately uses your neck and shoulders. Poor alignment and breathing habits can also contribute to poor spine health and can leave your back feeling chronically stiff.

This is my absolute favorite exercise for relieving my back!

How to Initiate a Roll-Down – Part 3 of 3

Sydney Video Training 6 Comments

  Today we’re going to put every­thing we’ve learned so far together and you’ll see exactly how to initiate a roll-down correctly and safely. I’m excited to share it with you because now you’ll have what you need for a successful roll-down every time. Why does all this careful focus on the roll-down matter, you ask? The roll-down, and the roll-up, …

How to Do the Ultimate Pilates Roll-Down — Part 2 of 3

Sydney Video Training 2 Comments

  Today, in part two of The Anatomy of a Roll-Down, we’re going to cover the next key movement and how that feels when you’re doing it correctly so you can fine-tune and perfect your roll-down. I’m excited to share this exercise with you because it’s rarely taught, or mentioned, yet it’s critical to doing a roll-down that actually works …