Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Next Pole Goal: THE BACKBEND
So, as I've said many, many times, I'm not very bendy in certain directions. For example, I can completely fold in half if I'm bending forward, but my spine barely moves if I try to go backwards. So, I've decided to make the backbend one of my pole goals. I'm actually using a lot of yoga techniques to get myself there (here's another article about yoga). Since I do so much hunching forward: typing on the computer, spinning on a bike, etc., walking is painful because, as my physical therapist says, that's the closest my spine comes to bending backward.
So I am trying to be more cognizant of my posture and spend a little time doing moves that cause me to bend backward. And eventually I WILL do a backbend!
From Pilates on the Pole's Facebook page