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(28,784 posts)
Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:24 PM Dec 2013

Health Moment: Correct Computer Hunch with the thoracic bridge

The guy illustrating the stretch does it like a traditional American exercise, but it's just a variation on a yoga stretch and, instead of going back and forth, I've held the stretch, focused on breathing, and then changed sides.

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Health Moment: Correct Computer Hunch with the thoracic bridge (Original Post) RainDog Dec 2013 OP
Flipin downward facing dog. westerebus Dec 2013 #1
Or a modified bridge pose RainDog Dec 2013 #2
He starts in puppy pose. westerebus Dec 2013 #3
thanks! RainDog Dec 2013 #4
I'm an adept. westerebus Dec 2013 #6
It was a pretty close though. AtheistCrusader Dec 2013 #7
It keeps getting better. westerebus Dec 2013 #8
Cool! Thanks nt abelenkpe Dec 2013 #5


(28,784 posts)
2. Or a modified bridge pose
Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:57 PM
Dec 2013

In yoga, the bridge pose is different and doesn't include the shoulder stretch.


(2,976 posts)
3. He starts in puppy pose.
Thu Dec 5, 2013, 11:09 PM
Dec 2013

No extension of the limbs and with the butt and shoulders on the same plane.

Bridge would put his shoulders on the floor with his hips raised.


edit to add. the full expression of flipping the dog would have him extend the free arm sky ward to open up the front of the body in an arc, good warm up to wheel.


(2,976 posts)
6. I'm an adept.
Fri Dec 6, 2013, 12:18 AM
Dec 2013

I would call myself what my instructors would call me.

A Yogi.

Seven years.

A thousand plus hours.

One of these days I'll get it right.


(33,982 posts)
7. It was a pretty close though.
Fri Dec 6, 2013, 02:02 AM
Dec 2013

In fact, based on the video description, I guessed flipping downward dog was the move as well.

I just recently started Yoga myself, and I have to say, it's neither easy, nor stupid. It's very good for core/stability and range of motion. Should help me, as a runner/obstacle course racer. I'm very glad I started it.


(2,976 posts)
8. It keeps getting better.
Fri Dec 6, 2013, 02:57 AM
Dec 2013

As a runner the stability in the minor muscle-ligaments surrounding the knees and ankles you gain will increase as will your over all endurance, flexibility and strength.

No, it is not easy.

One thing to keep in mind, it's your class, you are the only person who feels what you feel. So modify and be kind to your body.

Hip openers are going to be painful when you start. Use bolsters. Use blocks. Use blankets. The idea is to open up gradually. If you feel pain, come out of the pose. If you feel discomfort, use aids to support yourself and breathe. It takes a while for certain muscles to give in and relax.

My favorite instructor says: I want you to feel better when you leave than when you came in.

Power classes are not good places for runners by the way.

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