This type of pain is more and more common among people of all ages, and it is definitely uncomfortable. Back pain can occur as a result of numerous factors, including exercising, lifting heavy objects, being seated for too long and others. Read below to learn how to do the 7 amazing stretches properly:
- Hip Flexor Lunge
For this exercise lay flat on your back on the floor. Pull one leg up straight to stretch out the hamstring. Hold for 30 seconds and then repeat with the other leg
- Spinal Stretch
While lying on your back, cross one leg over the other and hold. Keep your back straight on the floor while crossing your leg over. Hold the position for 30 seconds and then repeat on the other side.
- Piriformis Stretch
Lie on your back and bring up one leg to a 90 degree angle. Bring the other leg up and cross it over your raised leg. Hold this position for 30 seconds and then switch legs. The easiest way to think about this stretch is like you are sitting in a chair with your legs crossed, only lying on your back on the floor.
- Quadriceps Stretch
Lie down on the floor on one side and pull your top leg up towards your back. Hold the position for 30 seconds and then turn over and do the same stretch on your other side.
Put one leg forward and bend down. The back leg should be straight out behind you. Hold for 30 seconds and then repeat on the other side.
- Bound Ankle Pose
Sit on the floor and put your feet together. Hold on to your ankles. Hold this position for 30 seconds, take a 10 second break and then hold for 30 more seconds.
- Knee to chest stretch
Lie down on your back and stretch legs fully. Bend left knee and hold calf. Start pulling knee towards the chest. Hold position for 30 seconds then release. Switch legs and repeat once more.