Sitting too long - tight lower back try this...

August 9, 2016

 

 

Try this simple stretch for a tight lower back caused by prolonged standing or sitting.

 

Sit on a chair with the buttocks toward the back of the seat. Place the feet hip width apart on a block or firm cushion. Lengthen up from the sitting bones to the crown of the head. Holding the sides of the chair with elbows bent, slowly move forward leading with the sternum until the elbows are straight, keeping the knees in line with the hips. Ensure you inhale to lengthen up and exhale to stretch forward. Stay and relax for up to 1 minute keeping length in the front of the body from the navel to the collarbones keeping the breathing slow and steady. Return to sitting position, repeat as needed.

 

 

Taken from The Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs course starting in September at Suffolk yoga.

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