Torso prone stretch is the practice of having your torso and legs stretched out on a mat or the floor while lying down. It’s not a new practice, but it is becoming more popular among health-conscious individuals. This article will give you some pointers on how to perform the Torso prone stretch correctly.
The core, mid-section, and legs are vital to overall health. These are the areas of our body that we must work hard to maintain.
These areas of our body have muscles that perform vital functions for our whole bodies. They allow us to sit up straight with the torso in a good position, move properly without hurting ourselves, and maintain balance and posture when standing up or moving around in our environment. By maintaining a strong core (or torso) you are strengthening your entire body.
The first thing to remember is to stretch out on a mat or the floor and position yourself in a comfortable position. Some people suggest lying flat on your back with your legs stretched out straight while supporting your head and neck with their hands. If you are not comfortable doing this, try one of the following suggestions instead:
- Lie down on your back and place one foot directly in front of you with the knee bent at a 90-degree angle (the knee should be pointing towards you). Use your free hand to pull your foot towards you while trying to straighten the leg and knee.
- Lie down on your stomach, legs together and knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Bring both hands up and press them firmly into the floor in front of you, creating a flat surface for yourself to push up against (like pushing up off a balance beam). Straighten the legs and lift yourself off of the floor. Hold this position for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Lie down on your stomach and your arms are raised up to a 90-degree angle. Use your feet, hands, or elbows to push yourself upwards (like pushing off the wall of a building).
Keep in mind that the Torso prone stretch should be performed slowly and controlled so as not to put a strain on any of the joints. They should also be performed properly with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle (knees should be pointing towards you) while supporting your head and neck.
Try to maintain control over your breathing while performing the Torso prone stretches, slowing it down if you feel the need. Make sure you perform these exercises every day for at least 2 to 3 minutes but make sure they are not painful. The more you stretch the body, the more flexibility and energy you will have in other areas of your life. If it hurts or feels uncomfortable (but not painful), then just hold for 5 or 10 seconds and take a break.