lying on my back and going up over my head with my legs into a pike, and gradually working my bent knees to the floor next to my ears was always a good one for me in the past to release my spine. knees aren't making it to the floor as yet but... they will am sure with some practice.
Perhaps I need to be actually stretching something? Because, really, I feel no stretch from that. (The pike, yes, through the backs of my legs.) Mostly what I feel is my chin digging into my chest which is uncomfortable, and the back of my neck pressing into the floor/whatever, which also is uncomfortable.
What's going wrong?
Edit to add another question... Like I said, I feel no muscle stretch with the knees-to-ears thing. But the other thing I do feel, which can't be good, is what feels like a lot of strain on my spine itself. (This isn't the only time when it feels like my actual spine hurts, btw.) Anyone know what the deal is?