What it is: A short routine that can be done anywhere to keep your spine healthy and flexible. Students can stand at their desks, or even stay seated if necessary.
Why we love it: The human spine can move in seven directions. But the average person only moves his/her spine in two directions – forward and backward – on a day to day basis. It’s important to regularly move your spine in all its seven directions to keep it strong.
How to do it:
Following this short sequence regularly is important for keeping your spine robust. It’s a really great sequence to do with your classroom first thing in the morning, and at the end of the day, before many students go to their athletic extracurricular activities.
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