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Exercises to relieve back pain

We all experience back pain at some point in our lives, especially with physical work around horses, competing and the general day to day! There are many lifestyle factors that can contribute to discomfort in that area of your body.

It’s important to keep our spine healthy and become aware of our daily movements. These poses can allow you to bring more awareness into the spine and keep the spine mobile, all while releasing any back discomfort.

1. Child’s Pose

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Bring hips to rest on the heels with your toes together. Exhale, walk the hands out in front of you, and lower your forehead to the mat. Relax the hips, spine, and shoulders. To go deeper into the hips, take the knees as wide as your mat. Try and find length in the spine. Take five deep breaths.

2. Cat/Cow

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Come to all fours with your wrists under your shoulders and knees under your hips. Inhale, gaze up and push your chest forward through the arms, belly drawing down. Remember to keep the belly engaged to avoid dropping into the lower vertebrae. Exhale, round through the spine, pushing the mat away from you. Repeat for 5 repetitions.

3. Downward Facing Dog

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From all fours, tuck the toes, plant the hands, press into the whole palm, and lift the hips up and back towards the sky. Keep the knees soft if your hamstrings are tight. Think about finding a long spine as you allow the chest to draw to the shins. Hold for 5 breaths.

4. Seated Twist

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Come to sit with legs extended out in front of you, feet flexed. Take the right sole of the foot onto the mat, knee up to the sky next to the left leg. Inhale, sweep left arm up and feel a lengthening through the spine. Exhale, wrap left arm around the right thigh, placing your right arm on the mat behind the back. With the inhale, think length through the spine. With the exhale, twist a little deeper. Hold for 5 breaths then move to the other side.

Charlotte Du Jardin

World renowned rider Charlotte DuJardin has continually expressed her thoughts on how important strength work and core stability are to imporve riding form. Well now you can work out whilst looking fabulous and feel a positive change to your overall health and fitness. See our unique, comfortable and stylish range of fitness wear below. 

The Wanderlust Leggings £45

The Wanderlust legging with breathable fabric and marble panels panels are high-waisted for a comfortable and smooth silhouette. These flattering workout pants are designed in sweat-wicking fabric to perform for every activity. Flattering seams enhance the leg and bum. These leggings make a great outfit with the Zen bra. Available sizes 8 - 18.

• Supportive stretch fabric that does not go see through for maximum confidence
• Sweat wicking and quick drying fabric keeps you cool and comfortable
• Subtle seams sculpt a feminine silhouette

The Zen Bra £35

The Zen Bra is supportive compression bra with racerback and statement crisscross back detailing. Made in high-stretch sweat-wicking fabric, the flat seams provide all-day comfort for multiple workouts. This bra makes a great outfit with the Wanderlust leggings. Available in sizes 8 - 18.


• Lightweight sweat-wicking fabric keeps you dry and comfortable
• Ribbed lining with flat seams for support and comfort
• Crisscross racerback adds a feminine shape

The Wild Thing Leggings £45

These super soft leggings are made for comfort, style and versatility. With sweat wicking fabric and the unique print, the Wild Thing Leggings are the most sought after current design and perfect for any workout. Available sizes 10-16.

  • High intensity workouts, Riding, Pilates, Yoga
  • HONEYCOMB CONSTRUCTION - Anti pilling, velvety soft, sweat wicking and quick dry fabric. Seamless construction for comfort and feel.
  • High foldable waistband for extra support and flattering style.

The Wild Thing Bra £35

This super soft and supportive bra is made for comfort, style and versatility. With sweat wicking fabric and the unique print, the Wild Thing Tops are the most sought after current design and perfect for any workout or riding. Available sizes 8 - 16.

  • High intensity workouts, Riding, Pilates, Yoga
  • HONEYCOMB CONSTRUCTION - Anti pilling, velvety soft, sweat wicking and quick dry fabric. Seamless construction for comfort and feel.
  • High foldable waistband for extra support and flattering style.
  • Unique material that does not go see through.

 

Pllease email us info@equestrian-escapes.com to place an order or call 01829 781 123.

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