I am very passionate about flexibility training (stetching) for good health and a strong body that can carry you througout life. Flexibility training improves posture as tight muscles can cause poor posture. Flexibility training improves blood flow, it helps reduce stess as your breath will slow as it gets deep into to stretch. It also helps prevent injury by increasing mobility and range of motion.
Today I would like to disucss the Superficial Back Line. This is a myofascia line in the body starting from the bottom of the foot, running up through the calves, lower back, spine, back of the neck and ending at the top of the head. The term myofascia means muscle and fascia together. Fascia is connective tissue that hold together muscle, tendons, ligaments and organs. The function of the Surperficial Back Line is to maintain posture. Good posture is important for good health. There are multiple myofascia lines in the body, I will be discussing them in the coming days.
If you are experiencing headaches, plantar fasciitis, lowerback pain, stress or general tightness, try doing a Downward dog yoga pose. This pose is a catch all stretch that will release tension through the line. You can also do individual stretches. For example, if you have lower back pain, you should be stretching the entire myfascia line as it is connected.
If you have a sedentary lifestyle or alot of tightness you should be doing flexibility training 4 to 7 days a week. It should be light tension and no pain. You can do 1 to 2 sets for 30 seconds 3 times a day.
If you have an active lifeste you should be doing minimum 4 days per week. Moderate tension hold for 1 min 3-4 times a day.