12 Stretches To Get Rid Of Back, Hip and Knee Pain (Introduction to the Egoscue Method)

by Jackie Wicks
Yoga Split

12. Upper Spinal Floor Twist: Helps Get Rid Of Shoulder Pain, Aligns Shoulders and Arms

Hold for one minute on each side.

Hold for one minute on each side.

Lie on your side in the fetal position, with your arms held straight out from your shoulders in front of you.

Stack your knees directly atop one another, where they should remain throughout the exercise.

Open your top arm, lifting it up and over your body to the other side, letting it rest on the floor (or as close to the floor as you’re able). Your shoulders and torso will follow; however, don’t move your lower body from the previous position. Feel free to use your bottom hand to hold your knees together.

Move your head to look in the same direction as your top arm. Breathe deeply and evenly; allow your body to open up.

Hold for one minute and repeat on the other side.

This is a basic introduction to the Egoscue stretches. You can find more in Dr. Egoscue’s book, Pain Free, or visit an Egoscue clinic to create your own personalized menu. 

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