side body love

Dec 20, 2020

This practice addresses some of your sore QLs, as a couple of you described. The Quadratus Lumborum are two muscles that lie deep in your flank area — sort of a back muscle, sort of a core muscle. It does a lot for you. In particular it is involved in stabilization of the spine for posture and in side bending. It can do too much because it’s pretty good at taking over when other muscles, like the abdominal wall and the gluteals, aren’t quick enough to fire.

This practice gives solace to the QLs (it’ll feel good for anyone, I suspect!) with loving stretches.

We also address the wrists and end up having an adventure, as per usual ;-).

If you’re eager to get moving, you’ll want to skip to minute 18 (but, dude… make some time for the sweet medicine that is the first 18 minutes some time.)

The unexpected:
-Bound Compass, -Half-Lotus Press Practice, Horse Pose

I’d love to hear how you do with it!

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