If you are feeling stiff and experiencing pain in the lower back, this classic yoga pose might be the perfect tool for relief. In this video, we’ll show you the progression of this pose starting in a chair for more support.
It may look like you’re resting, but Child’s pose is an active stretch that helps elongate the back. It’s also a great de-stressor before bed at the end of a long, exhausting day.
Try it: Start on all fours (or chair to start) with your arms stretched out straight in front of you, then sit back so your glutes come to rest just above — but not touching — your heels. Hold the position for 5 to 10 breaths, then move your hands to the right to feel the stretch in the side body and then change direction and repeat on the left side.
If you have any questions regarding this pose or lower back pain please contact us at SportsMed Physical Therapy.