Easy Pose Series - Week 3

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Aging, sitting, poor posture, low back pain.all these components play a part in generating tension in the hips and pelvis. This pose is great for senior golfers or those with significant hip and pelvis discomfort. It helps to mobilize the hips, lumbar and thoracic spine. By increasing flexibility in these areas you will decrease the incidence of hip and back pain.
 
In your golf swing this exercise supports the following:
  • Increase your ability to coil and un-coil the spine.
  • Generate more power
  • Decrease the risk of injury
     
    Easy Pose series - Hip

     
    Bend your right knee, placing your foot wider than hip width apart from your left leg. Arms are perpendicular to your body. Inhale as you press your right leg into the floor, exhale and lift your right hip off the floor. Inhale as you return to the starting position.
     
    Repeat as you lift slightly higher, now lift the hip and the first two vertebrae of the lumbar spine. Return to the starting position.
     
    Repeat lifting the spine off the floor, one more vertebrae at a time, higher each repetition and eventually moving into the thoracic spine. Return to the starting position again.
     
    Practice this exercise for five to ten repetitions and switch sides.
     
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    Editor's Note: Katherine Roberts, founder of Yoga for Golfers, has 20 years of experience in fitness training, yoga studies, professional coaching and motivation. Katherine welcomes your email questions and comments, contact her at info@yogaforgolfers.com.