Improve posture, develop body awareness, correct misalignment caused by repetitive asymmetrical movements, prevent chronic pain with Pelvic Clock alignment exercises.
HOW PELVIC CLOCK HELPS BODY ALIGNMENT?
A slight asymmetry in the body is normal, and won’t usually impact your life. But, it’s important to realize that asymmetries of any kind only increase with age and repetitive, asymmetrical movements. While athletes are most at-risk due to a regular focus on one muscle group or one side of the body, all of us are subject to damaging movements that perpetuate imbalances.
These misalignments can easily lead to hip and lower back pain as the years go by, and only worsen with time. The good news, however, is that these problems are absolutely PREVENTABLE with the right program!
Frankly, most people have no idea how uneven their bones and hips are. It’s much easier to identify other people’s twisted spines or tilted pelvis than it is to identify your own. Unfortunately, most physicians won’t identify these problems either.
Body awareness is a skill acquired through exercises that emphasize the Mind/Body connection, such as Pilates, Yoga, Feldenkrais, and the Alexander Technique, just to name a few. The Pelvic Clock workout facilitates both self-assessment and self-correction of body alignment.
Nobody has time for daily physical therapy visits, but we can all benefit from regular adjustments. Learn how to self-align and prevent unnecessary pain with the Pelvic Clock Workout.
“The 'X' Stretch”
This diagonal stretch is perfect for targeting the psoas muscle (a hip flexor), as well as the shoulder. This exercise is best executed on the floor or other large, flat surface.
1. Get into position with your legs stretched wide and your feet laid out in the direction of the 5 and 7 o'clock markers.
2. Open your arms wide and lay them flat on the floor above your head at the 11 and 1 o'clock markers.
3. Tilt your pelvis to the left towards 3, stretch your right arm to 11, and stretch your left leg to 5. Hold for 30 seconds.
4. Tilt your pelvis to the right towards 9, stretch your left arm to 1, and stretch your right leg to 7. Hold for 30 seconds.
“The 'Half-Moon' Stretch”
This stretch is excellent for targeting the Quadratus lumborum (QL) muscle, a deep abdominal muscle; the lattissimus dorsi (lats), and the shoulder.
7-11-3 Half Moon:
1. Get into position with both legs extended to the right at the 7 o'clock marker and both arms stretched above your head to the right at 11.
2. Take your left wrist in your right hand and pull your left arm to the right (at 11 o'clock) as you turn your legs to the right (at 7 o'clock). Hold for 10 to 30 seconds.
3. Tilt your pelvis to the left towards 3. Hold for 30 seconds.
"5-1-9 Half Moon"
1. Get into position with both legs extended to the left at the 5 o'clock marker and both arms stretched above your head to the left at 1.
2. Take your right wrist in your left hand and pull your right arm to the left (at 1 o'clock) as you turn your legs to the left (at 5 o'clock). Hold for 10 to 30 seconds.
3. Tilt your pelvis to the right towards 9. Hold for 30 seconds.
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