Mobility Minute 004 - Spinal Mobility: Segmented Cat-camels
Learning to segment our spine properly is arguably the most important aspect of body awareness we can acquire. If we move poorly here, then trying to perform even basic movements will be severely limited.
Cat-camels are a popular technique already performed in a lot of gyms, and although they are a good starting point, they lack one key component - segmentation, meaning our spine only moves as one unit.
Using a band as tactile feedback can help to disassociate different areas of the spine.
I'd recommend beginning by breaking the movement into two areas; lower and upper. As this becomes proficient, begin to make these areas smaller and more precisice, until we can ideally move each vertebrae independent of the next.
Thanks to @chungychung for the inspiration with hand cueing.
Next post will demonstrate this technique as Instagram cut the video short.