Exercise of the Month
August: Chest Raise
This chest raise exercise is good for your abdominal muscles.
Start lying on your back with your feet resting on the mat with your spine in a neutral position.
Rest your head in the palm of your hands. Your elbows should be in your peripheral vision and nice and open through the collarbone.
Breathe in, as you breathe out slide the chest bone away, lift your head and chest up and keep the lower part of the pelvis resting. Engage your abdominal muscles.
The back of your body should feel nice and heavy.
Breathe in then as you breathe out, unroll your spine and unwind each vertebrae back onto the mat. You can progress the move by freeing the head and lifting your arms up and over to reach for the thighs. Breathe in and reach up to the ceiling.
Take a breath out, bend your elbows, and slide your hands behind your head. Allow the spine to roll down vertebra by vertebra away from the sacrum.
Repeat five times.