Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Spinal anatomy

Ever wonder what the heck your yoga, Pilates, Group Exercise instructor, etc... is talking about when he/she says to lay back one section of your back at a time? Check out a view of the spine above and you'll discover what they're talking about. The 3 major divisions of the back (spine) most often talked about are the upper (cervical), middle (thoracic), and lower (lumbar). The area of discomfort in most is the lumbar region. Surprise your instructor next class and ask them if they know the major divisions of the spine and let me know how many of them get it right!

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