So many people lead a sedentary lifestyle and they sit all day. You might also spend more and more time hunching over your cellphone, too. This can take a toll on your back and lead to lower back pain – especially if your posture’s not great. So, even if you have to sit all day, that doesn’t mean you have to live with low back pain, too. Here are the five best stretches for low back pain.
Sit with your knees together or spread apart. Reach your arms forward (shoulder width apart) and let your head rest on the ground. Actively reach forward and pull hips back. Breath deep and enjoy these deep lower back stretch.
Roll like a ball
Sit up all and hold your knees with your hands. Then, allow yourself to roll onto your back, and then back up. This is a fun pose that gives your lower back a gentle massage
Lay on your back, pull your right knee into your chest. Then, gently bring the right leg across the body, holding your arms out to the side. Then, repeat on the other side. Not only is this great for the back, but it’s also very relaxing, too.
Sit in a cross legged position. Take your right arm and place it gently on your left knee. Place your left hand back behind you. Repeat on the other side for some lower back relief.
Seated half twist
The last pose is probably something you learned in gym class. Sit up tall with both legs extended out in front of you. Draw one knee in, and place the opposite elbow on that knee. Take a few mindful breaths here, before switching to the other side. This provides a nice stretch to the lower back.