How-To: Crack Your Back

Uncomfortable sleeping positions, straining my back while doing chores, carrying heavy furniture all over the last week contributed to a very painful wake-up call on Sunday morning at 4:40am.

After 2 days suffering, I Googled how to crack the crick out of my back here. I followed each of these steps and the stretch that popped my back was this:

Step 12: Lying down stretch.

  • Lie face-down.
  • Turn only your torso so your right shoulder supports your weight.
  • Extend your left arm and stretch in the opposite direction that you’re facing.

and Step 13: Chair Twist

  • Sit facing-forward on a chair. A kitchen chair, with posts on each side, is best.
  • Hold the left post of the chair with your right arm.
  • Turn your body to the left.
  • Repeat using the right post.

Turns out I didn’t need that strong momentum, just a gentle stretch until you hear a ‘pop’ sound. Ahh, that beautiful ‘pop’ sound.

Let your back slowly heal instead of continuously stressing it out.

Happy stretching!

Thinking of: Dizzee Rascal Feat. Robbie Williams’ Goin’ Crazy, Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox’s We Can’t Stop, finding a better way and how it’s nice getting gifts.

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