HEALING MOVEMENT: wall sit
Healing movement: wall sit
Why you need it
The wall sit develops the leg strength and endurance you need to walk farther and faster while toning your entire lower body. Even those struggling with knee, hip or back pain often find it doable, as it places very little stress on the joints. A healthy burn in your quadriceps (front of thighs) will inform you it’s working. The best thing about this exercise is that you can do it anywhere you find a wall.
HOW TO DO IT
Stand with back against wall with feet a bit more than hip-width apart. Extend arms forward.
Press spine firmly into wall; shoulders, upper back, and back of head should be flat against wall. Walk feet out, sliding your back down wall until thighs are nearly parallel to floor. Make sure knees are aligned over ankles.
Hold for 30 seconds, working up to 1 minute. Stand and shake out legs. Repeat 2 times.
DON’T ALLOW KNEES TO EXTENDPAST TOESKEEP SHOULDERS AGAINSTWALL