Lower back pain is no joke. And it doesn’t even matter if you’re super active or completely sedentary — you can get it either way. Luckily, there’s nothing that a few good stretches and easy exercises can’t fix.
We came upon these seven simple stretches from Simple Organic Life that you can do during your downtime to soothe your lower back pain, and they are actually amazingly effective. Try them out:
#1. The hamstring floor stretch.
Hold for 30 seconds twice for each leg.
#2. Knee to chest stretch.
Hold for 20 seconds for each leg twice. This will strengthen and relax your glutes.
#3. Spinal stretch.
Hold for 20 seconds and repeat on the other knee. You can do this as many times as you like. Don’t overdo it, though.
#4. The piriformis stretch.
Hold for 30 seconds and repeat with the other leg.
#5. The hip flexors stretch.
Hold for 30 seconds and then switch and repeat.
#6. The quadriceps lying down stretch.
Hold for 30 seconds on each side. Do this twice on each side.
#7. The total back stretch.
Hold this for 30 seconds and then try this:
Hold for 10 seconds on both sides.
Now, doesn’t that feel great?