The spine is a central column that supports your entire body weight, with the lumbar vertebrae taking a big load. So preserving your spine’s alignment is crucial for attaining proper posture and preventing crushed vertebrae.
The Lower Back Pain Reliever And Posture Improver is a stretch that has multiple benefits: it relieves tight abdominal muscles that can become weakened and shortened due to poor posture, stabilises and stretches the vertebral facet joints to increase spinal mobility, and helps tone back muscles that weaken when you hunch forward over a keyboard, in front of a screen, and many other postural errors caused by prolonged sitting.
Follow these simple steps for an excellent posture corrector. Let’s get started with one of my favorite stretches!
It’s a good idea to do this exercise near a bed or couch in case you have trouble balancing while bending backward. Also, if you experience pain irradiating down your leg or anywhere else while you stretch, stop doing it.
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your hands on the top of your hips toward the back.
- Gently push your pelvis forward and lean back slightly at the hips; hold for a moment and come back to an upright position. Repeat this one or two more times.
- Repeat step 2 again, but lean back a little further this time. Repeat two more times, leaning a little further back each time.
- For this third set, lean back as far as you comfortably can and lift your head and chest up toward the ceiling. It’s a subtle movement, but it will greatly enhance the stretch in your abdominal muscles. Repeat this one or two more times.