So on Monday of this week, I was working with a man at his home who had terrible low back pain.
He’s 69 years old, he’s a big, very well-built guy. His wife told me that it was the first time in her life that she ever saw him cry, because his back pain was that much. So I met with him and asked, “What is your pain on a scale of 6 to 10, and where is it located?” And then I taught him how to properly get down on the ground without flexing his spine. So there’s a little process to this. I had him lay down like this, turning the ankles out, relaxing his butt, putting his forehead into his knuckles, and breathe for 4 minutes. What is interesting, is that when you’re in that position, it gives us an opportunity to do 3 really important things. You’re doing the opposite of flection, gravity is giving us very gentle extension. His pain went from a 6 to a 3 in 4 minutes. Pretty cool. His pain also went from his thigh into his lower back, which is great, because that gives us a positive direction of preference. It tells us that we’re on the right path. So you can do that lying down like this, or you can use one fist or two fists, or you can get up in this Prone Prop-like position, and for most people who have low back pain, if they simply do this, it will make their pain go away.