It was a long winter this year so I along with my son and my hubby are very excited to see that it is finally spring. Despite the cold wind out there today, it’s nice to see temperatures above freezing. Soon it will be time for planting the garden, raking grass, digging, doing fix it projects and enjoying the sunshine. With these repetitive type activities it is important with raking for example to switch sides, so that you don’t end up with Quadratus Lumborum (QL) muscles in the lower back (lumbar region) in spasm. Taking breaks from prolonged bent forward positions and doing a baby back bends can go a long way to saving your intervertebral discs in your spine some grief as well. You can also get down on all fours with your back in a tabletop position, wrists under shoulders, knees under hips and do some cat/ cow postures. (Yoga with Adriene has some great videos on youtube if you are looking for video instruction in your own home). I have been doing yoga more days than not so far this year and hope to keep that up for the rest of 2019. Just remember that a little maintenance for your spine every month goes a long way to keeping not only your nervous system healthy but the rest of your organ systems functioning at their optimum potential too.