| Common areas of hypermobility:
· Lumbar spine hyperextension – low back too arched, belly button hanging down towards floor
· Elbow hyperextension – elbows locked out and bent too far back, beyond straight
· Head and neck hyperextension – head and neck hanging back, chin up
|How to control:
· Lumbar hyperextension: tuck tail bone down towards the ground using gluts and bring pubic bone tucked up using lower abs
· Don’t lock out elbows, keep elbows ‘soft’, use muscles around shoulders and shoulder blades.
· Control head and neck posture, try to keep chin down towards throat more, gaze will not be as straight up, more towards hands or top of mat.