Low back pain can be constant, or it can come and go, but it is ALWAYS annoying. This week our virtual exercise program is designed to give you tools and strategies to manage your low back pain and stiffness. This information comes from the Canadian Chiropractic Initiative in partnership with the Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation.
This is a very common movement in yoga. It's very simple, gentle and effective. Please note, if you have any knee or hip issues, you may not be able to move into the complete pose. That's OK! Your low back will still benefit from this exercise. If you are unable to get onto the floor, you can do this pose on your bed.
1. Start on your hands and knees with your arms shoulder distance and legs hip distance apart. Head, neck and spine should be neutral.
2. Start to moving your buttock backwards toward your feet as far as you can.
3. Relax your head neck and spine and relax in this position for 30 seconds.
4. You can repeat this movement 5-10x/day
Check back tomorrow for Day 2 of exercises for low back pain and stiffness.