I posted about Callanetics and back pain back in May:
Yoga poses: cobra, fish, plow, hero. All hyperextend, all can injure back/neck/knees even arteries. Be very careful. https://t.co/XvlfWRk8r2
— Bix (@BixWeber) June 22, 2017
Pinckney’s exercises, at least the ones in her back book, are designed to heal and strengthen the back and neck. If you do them regularly, they can protect you from future pain and injury. Her exercises are unlike many I’ve seen over the years: they’re not hard, they won’t injure, and they’re effective. I can’t recommend them enough.
I included her stomach exercise in my Callanetics post. Here’s her exercise for the hips and behind. (I love how she says that.) All of these exercises strengthen the muscles that support the back.
“Now, for the wonderful behind and hips…”
This is the more advanced form of this exercise. In her back book, she includes stages you’d want to complete before even attempting this. The first stage has you lying on the floor, on your side, in a fetal position, with your head resting on your arm. It feels so good it’s hard to get up from it!