Hear from our Resident Fascial Stretch Therapist : Emily Zaunbrecher
"I know when I’d be stuck at a desk for a while, the first thing I would do when I stood up to move around is pop right down into uttanasana. Little did I truly understand that while that spinal decompression felt temporarily good, what I was actually doing was overstretching the tissue along the back of my body and compressing the tissue in the front. This, in combination with inevitably inadequate glute and back strengthening, is the perfect recipe for all kinds of issues. These could include back pain from loose and unstable tissue along the back of the body and a pelvic tilt caused by tight hip flexors pulling it forward."