The Wall Drop takes advantage of gravity and uses the position your feet are in and the wall to cause reactions and postural changes throughout your body. When you position your feet hip width apart and straight you are creating symmetry and balance in your foot position and this will create a chain reaction up your legs, into your pelvis, up your spine, and affect every joint and muscle in your body.
- Hip width means the middle of your ankles are aligned vertically under your hip joints. This is about 4-6 inches part for most people (more narrow than you think). Make a fist and put that between the balls of your feet and that is about the correct distance apart.
- Feet straight means a line from the middle of your ankle straight ahead goes in between your first and second toes (this might feel pigeon toed but is straight).
Because your back is against the wall during this e-cise, your thoracic spine will extend allowing your shoulder blades and shoulders to drop back and down relaxing your upper back and neck muscles. Note: this will help your breathing and internal organ alignment and function.
- Make sure your Slant Board (or whatever you are using) is stable and you have something next to you to hold onto while getting on and off your slant board.
- Start with a small angle first and see how your body reacts to it.
- Make sure your feet are hip width apart (6 inches) and straight.
- Relax your upper body and breathe.
- Allow your body to react to the e-cise for 4-10 minutes.
- Enjoy the benefits of improved posture for the rest of your day!