Lots of us live with back and lower body pain on a daily basis, for an entire lifetime. Here are two easy ways to relieve this pain.
– Do the downward facing dog stretch every morning. Here’s how to do it.
1. Come to your hands and knees with the wrists underneath the shoulders and the knees underneath the hips.
2. Curl the toes under and push back raising the hips and straightening the legs.
3. Spread the fingers to increase your base.
4. Outwardly rotate the upper arms broadening the collar bones.
5. Let the head hang.
6. Rotate the thighs inward, keep the tail high and sink your heels to the floor.
7. The distance between the hands and feet should be the same in these two poses. Do not step the feet toward the hands in Downward Facing Dog in order to get the heels to the floor. This will happen naturally as the muscles lengthen.
Beginners should stand in front of the wall with your hands on the wall, shoulder width, below shoulder height. Keeping your feet at hip distance, slowly back away from the wall, using the same principles of position as above but slowly moving into an open chest and collarbone position.
This stretch should be done for three sets of 2-3 minutes, with 2-3 minutes of rest in between each set.
– Wear green Superfeet insoles to give your body proper alignment, as many shoes do not provide adequate support. The green Superfeet is the gold standard of insoles. Designed to work with shoes whose sock liner is removable, it is the work horse of the Superfeet line. The proven insole choice for athletic companies worldwide fills the need of the customer demanding maximum relief and support. The insole works well for:
1. People suffering from shin splints, plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, and knee pain.
2. Athletes who need motion control or maximum cushion.
3. Walkers or runners with stable feet but do lots of mileage per week.
4. Shoes used for running, walking, basketball, football, skiing, hiking, or just plain working hard.
5. People looking for a robust, long lasting insole. Superfeet last anywhere between eight to eighteen months.