Friday, 1 March 2013

Exercise of the Month - Cat Stretch

Cat stretch position 1

Cat stretch position 2

 This exercise will stretch out your back and help reduce any stiffness in the area, it is great for stretching out your back after a day sitting in front of a computer.

This exercise should only be performed with a maximum of 6-10 repetitions and can be done daily.
Starting on all fours you push your stomach towards the floor and tip your head back (picture 1) to make the shape of arching your back, keeping your arms straight. 

The second part of the stretch is to push your back up towards the ceiling, letting your head drop down (picture 2). You should feel a stretch at the end range of both movements.

Hazel Dillon is a Chiropractor at the Octagon Clinic

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