I get a lot of questions regarding how to relieve low back pain. In many of my clients, this condition is exacerbated by sitting for long hours, whether it be at a computer, in meetings or on an airplane.
Tight hamstrings are often related to tightness or pain in the lower back region. Although it’s important to participate in an exercise regimen, such as Pilates, to train the entire core and loosen the muscles in conjunction with the pain, adding this simple stretch to your work-day will help ease your pain.
To start, stand tall, approximately 3 feet away from a wall.
From there, walk your hands down the wall until your torso is parallel to the floor. Maintain a nice, long, flat back position and actively reach your tailbone away from the wall. Keep your hips back over your heels.
You should feel a nice deep stretch down the back of your legs and into your low back. If you’re extra tight, try bending your knees get into the stretch.
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