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Thoracic Spine Mobility

Thoracic rotation: This exercise is to improve thoracic spine mobility around a stable torso and shoulder. And to increase thoracic extension, your thoracic spine becomes tight and restricted from your daily activities. Most our daily activities are done in front of our bodies this causes your body to hunch forward and in a “flexed” position. http://rpm-therapy.com/2011/correcting-muscle-imbalances-exercises-part-2/

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("The Irish Deer or Giant Deer was a species of Megaloceros and one of the largest deer that ever lived. Its range extended across Eurasia, from Ireland to east of Lake Baikal, during the Late Pleistocene. The latest known remains of the species have been carbon dated to about 7,700 years ago." More at the post. Text & image via vincentkhoo819) I recognise this Irish Skeleton! I'll prove it with my next pin on this board...

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Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Types & Treatment News

L5, L4, L3: the herniated discs my husband has. The second one is bulging against his spinal cord causing nerve damage in his right foot. He deals with this pain every day and is growing a resistance to his pain meds to where if he doesn't at least take one he gets hot flashes, cold sweats, nausea, loss of appetite and increased irritability.

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Iyengar Yoga – use of strap and bolsters to help lift up into Urdhva Dhanurasana at a Texas Workshop

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The Psoas: Muscle of The Soul

The Psoas: This muscle can wreak havoc on your back and hips. It is the linchpin of the back. Opposite of what most people think, it becomes weak and tight causing so many issues!

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yoga pose to open hip flexor and quad plus upper thoracic spine (eventually triceps against the wall and grab your toes)