FITNESS FOCUS: Seated Spine Twist In order to avoid strain and injury of the back, the spine and muscles of the trunk must be flexible in different directions. Not just front to back, but side to side as well. When our core is weak and the muscles are not strengthened, we are immobile in the trunk area. As our range of motion decreases, our risk of injury or pain increases. The seated spine twist improves the range of motion in the upper body. It strengthens the core which stabilizes the pelvis. This, in turn allows the trunk to spiral on the central vertical axis which maintains the proper alignment of the body during movements.
Steps for Seated Spine Twist:
FAITH FOCUS: Moving without strain or injury to our lives also requires a central axis, a foundation or core that anchors all of our movements. When our actions are driven by this stabilizing CORE, we can move with purpose, in proper alignment with God’s will. As you practice this spine twist, let us remember that God’s Word is stabilizes our core that holds us upright as we move through each day.
Isaiah 30:21 “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘this is the way, walk in it.”