This is a great little exercise if you have pain when bending forward or getting up from sitting.
- Lie flat on your stomach, ensuring you support your body with your forearms.
- Press your elbows down into the floor to raise your upper back. At the same time relax your stomach muscles and allow your back to arch. Do this without using your back muscles. Try not let your hips or your pelvis leave the floor.
- Hold for a while (15 to 30 seconds), then relax.
- Repeat 2 to 4 more times.
Before undertaking any exercises please consult with a back pain expert, like your Osteopath, to ensure that it’s safe for you to do.