Stretching down the midline of the trunk from the base of the skull to the coccyx, the spine plays an extremely important role in our bodies as it supports the upper body’s weight; provides posture while allowing for movement and flexibility; and protects the spinal cord. - Tim Barcalay PhD. ✳️We have 33 prior to adolescence and 26 after (some fuse). ✅Our 7 cervical (neck) vertebra and 5 lumbar (bum) are the most "popular". We know where they are bc they give us the most grief...bc they are the most flexible and carry most of the body's burden.
Our middle child: Thoracic hardly gets noticed! #middlechildsyndrome
Yet, each one forms joints with a pair of ribs to form the sturdy rib cage that protects the organs of the chest. ❗That's a MASSIVE job! In order to keep this happening, we must learn where and what to do to protect it! ❗
That being said, it's also our biggest champion for sports. We literally couldn't move properly without it! Think ALL circular sports: golf, volleyball, basketball, squash and the list goes on.... Now that we've had this mini-spine lesson: MOVE IT OR LOSE IT! 🎥Check out this video. 😍It's a lovely little core series that def uses your arms but moves from the core in a circular fashion. #yummmm
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