Spinal Mobility and Warm Up
Having a stiff and immobile spine can not only limit your motion, but how your nervous system functions. Your central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. How the spine functions has a direct impact on the function of the nerves that come out of the spine as well as the brain and spinal cord. As a result, it is to your great advantage to make sure you have good motion within the spine.
This exercise, which is a twisting spinal movement is great because it stimulates a lot of the areas of the spine and even the hips. You can use this spinal twist and movement pattern as a warm up prior to exercise (dynamic warm-up). Using the hand on the floor you can gain leverage to help improve your spinal twist. If possible, hold the position for a couple seconds and then proceed to the other side.