Lumbar lordosis is a condition of the inward curve of the lower spine. Our spine has 3 larger curves at the lumbar, thoracic and cervical areas of the spine and when the lumbar curve become exaggerated/increased we get the condition called lumbar lordosis.
These three curves have names, at the lumbar spine it's a lordotic curve, thoracic spine is a kyphotic curve and cervical is another lordotic curve. Only when these curves become exaggerated/increased do we get the condition called lumbar lordosis.
In order to correct lumbar lordosis there are few steps to follow:
- Understand the lumbar lordosis anatomy (in the following videos)
- Stretch the tight/over active muscles (How to Correct Lordosis 12 week programme)
- Activate the longer underachieve muscles (How to Correct Lordosis 12 week programme)
Follow this 4-step process allows you to know what muscles to stretch and activate. By stretch and exercising these muscles you relax the tight muscles and shorten the long muscles.
With repetition of the stretches your brain is able to install this new length of the short muscles. This allows the spine and pelvis to change position. The repetition of the exercises activate the muscles that can then hold the spine and pelvis in this new position.
Part 1 is all about the areas of the body that are short and long, the position of the pelvis and muscles that aren't activating.
Part 2 talks about the specific muscles you'll need to stretch on the front of the pelvis and thigh
Part 3 looks into the shorts muscles on the upper body.
Lumbar lordosis is a condition that can be managed and correct if given the right tools. Your body has learnt this position and your goal is to learn another. It will take time and doing the stretches and exercises once won't allow the brain to install the positions.