What is neutral spine?
The human spine has a natural S curve to its structure. This means the curved spine is in perfect alignment and puts minimum strain on the joints, which will result in a lower risk of injury and reduce lower back pain.
How do I achieve it?
To achieve correct neutral spine position, we stand with our feet hip distance apart with the knees softened, not locked out. Find your hip bones at the front of the pelvis and tilt the hips forward (groin forward) and backward (sticking the glutes out) to the extreme. Make the movements smaller and smaller to find the middle ground. Secondly tense your abdominals as hard as you can, release by half, then half again. Lift the shoulders straight up to the ears and round, sliding the shoulder blades down, creating a slight engagement between them. You should be able to imagine a straight line from your ears, down through your shoulders, hips and your ankles. This is classed as perfect spine alignment.