I used to be able to do this easily but now I cannot quite get down to my toes.
As I age, more physical things seem somehow not to work!
I used to do Yoga and did this type of thing all the time - perhaps if I practised, I would be able to do it again, but I am always fascinated at the range of movements that my grandchildren have, and the positions they can sit in.
Surprisingly I am able to do this with ease!!! It always shocks my specialists that I am able to do such a thing with a spine which has desiccation through every single disc!! I think that as far as the extra pain when doing this is concerned,it is definitely mind over matter! I know that the benefits far outweigh what I would have to live with if I did NOT do it each and every day,so I combine this with gardening early in the gorgeous tropical mornings,and thus I can concentrate on many positives, rather than dwell on the awful pain it causes for those few minutes while doing this exercise!! I started to do this stretching when first suffering from arthritis in my teens back in the early 70's,and I was advised that these stretches would be of enormous benefit to me later in life.This has certainly been the case as it can give enormous relief to pinched nerves which cause intense pain through my limbs!! It also does strengthen the muscles which is very important as I am no longer to do what I always used to enjoy most,Walking!! I get rather a big thrill and sense of achievement through being able to easily touch my toes!!
Yes, I can. I have had back pain most of my life. My chiropractor has always suggested stretching which I do daily. It helps to lengthen the muscle fibres and loosen up the tight ones that cause the pain. It really helps and I can still touch my toes too.
I'm proud to say I still can even though I'm in my late 50's. I massage therapist taught me some easy and time friendly strtches to keep my body supple and fr the sake of ten minutes a day they have served me well.