Torso Release to Improve Neutral Pelvis

By Kelly Dean

Functional core weakness and real life demands can cause to collapse and use our body in uneven, asymmetrical ways. When this happens in the core, our torso can become tight often on one side more than the other. The Quadratus Lumborum (QL) muscle runs from your ribs to your pelvis on both your right and left side. This muscle can be overused in work and parenting postures and can keep you from being able to shift your pelvis into the neutral alignment we know your core and pelvic floor prefers. This Standing QL stretch is so good at gently but effectively lengthening those side torso muscles to allow for the pelvis to realign and the core and pelvic floor to function optimally. The best part is that you can literally do this stretch anywhere.