2. The Idea of Forward Motion
The entire torso moves forward.
Do not break at the lower back
- Step 1. Stand upright, spine stretched, chest forward (see exercise 1).
- Step 2. Locate the center of your torso and imagine two levers attached to your torso, one 3 inches above the center and one 3 inches below the center. Hold on to these two imaginary levers and gently pull forward with equal force. Pull as forward as you can without raising the heel from the ground. You should feel the most pressure in anterior shins, lower back and abs.
- Step 3. Gently go back and repeat.
The forward motion is different from leaning forward. That is the whole point of two levers on your torso instead of only one on your throat. Your entire torso should move forward. All this time keep your shoulders relaxed and breathe normally. Do not break at your lower back. Keep your pelvis turned inward. This will keep you stable and grounded and won’t hurt your back in the long run.
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