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How to do a Thoracic Flexion/Extension: Yoga Block Exercises For Beginners: Mobility

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How to do a Thoracic Flexion/Extension: Yoga Block Exercises For Beginners: Mobility

This upper back mobility exercise will relieve aches, pain and tension unlocking the middle of your upper back with flexion and extension of the thoracic spine.

✔️How to do a Thoracic Flexion/Extension in Active Resistance Training®

– Kneel on a foam yoga block with one leg forward

– Push down into foot and block while squaring off the hips

– Place a foam yoga block behind your head and press your head into the block.

– Contract your abdominal muscles and curl forward, pulling the elbows toward your knee and deeply rounding the upper back

– Unfurl the spine slowly as you extend the spine, open the elbows and tip the chest upward towards the ceiling

– The upper back contracts as you tip the chest upward and the elbows pull toward the side

– Press the bottom hip forward and the front hip backward to maintain stability throughout and engage the active resistance by pushing down into the block and foot

– Start with ten reps daily and add as many repetitions as feels good!

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