REVERSE DESK POSTURE WITH ANIMAL FLOW

Updated: Jun 18

Have you ever calculated how long you spend in a rounded forward posture?

Hi Friend,


Think sitting at your computer, driving, riding a motorbike, pushing a pram/trolley, holding a baby, looking at your phone, slouched on a Netflix binge... the list can go on.


Reverse Desk Posture with Animal Flow
Crab Reach

How is your body feeling after trying the Underswitch last week?

This week I am bringing awareness to your posterior chain, pretty much everything down the back of you. From your neck, shoulder blades, spine, glutes, hamstrings, and calves.

Have you ever calculated how long you spend in a rounded forward posture?

Think sitting at your computer, driving, riding a motorbike, pushing a pram/trolley, holding a baby, looking at your phone, slouched on a Netflix binge... the list can go on.

Now, if you are stuck in some of those positions for extended periods of time do you think about reversing the posture at all?

If you do, Awesome, if you don't it's ok, we don't know what we don't know.

But I'll paint a scenario, and think about a generic "typical" day.

  • You sleep 6-8 hours in a similar posture.

  • Get up and either drive or public transport to work, seated if lucky or standing with a forward head looking down at a phone or reading.

  • You get to work, where you are seated, focusing on the screen in front or maybe off-center in front of you.

  • Potentially get up for lunch, go to the bathroom, fill a drink bottle or get a warm Bev of choice, BUT generally seated and focused on something in front of you. (Side note if this is you thus far, one other thing to notice is how relaxed is your jaw throughout the day).

  • You have just spent all day in a flexed position, with short hip flexors, rounded lower back, etc.

  • Does this Sound Familiar?

We can't always combat our environment to our advantage, if we can, great, but otherwise small niggles will come into play, low back pain, soreness in the chest and shoulders, a lack of core strength, etc.

What if there was as simply movement that can be done anywhere to help combat and reverse desk posture?

This week I want to share a movement from our Animal Flow® Form Specific Stretch Category, Crab Reach.




If this seems a little to advanced try out some modified versions HERE.



Try out a version that suits your strength and skill level and let me know how you go.


If you do want to learn more I'm running beginner Animal Flow classes on Saturday Mornings 7:30am through June in Bondi.



Until next week,

Cheers

Nikki


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