What the Tuck?
Lately this "tucking" the tail under/flatten my low back question has been popping up for me in my Pilates classes. To tuck or not to tuck... hmmm where do I start?
Posture! When you stand in optimal posture your tailbone should be pointing down towards the floor. So if it were "tucked" under, it would present a flatter low back, possibly a rounded forward head, and rounded outward upper back. Posture itself is a whole other topic which I will cover in another post. I am just specifically talking about the "tuck" today. I don't even like the word honestly. We tuck in shirts. Not tailbones!!! That just opens up a whole new can of issues! When the tuck occurs, your pelvis goes into a posterior tilt. This is not an optimum place for your pelvis to be, not only is the pelvis unbalanced, but the spine is as well. I only bring this up because everything is connected.