In this post, we talk about ways of making your back more flexible. This is very important to help prevent unwanted injuries. What’s more is that with a flexible back, you’ll be able to do stretches with ease, especially those “forward fold” type of poses.
There are plenty of benefits to have a more supple back. Here’s why we say so:
• Reduce back injuries
• Improve your posture
• Helps to improve the reach and range of motion
• Helps to improve athletic performance
If you were wondering how to get back flexibility, all it takes is consistency in stretches.
The following are simple; beginner stretches to help you make your back more flexible. As you become better at it, you can move a notch up to more challenging stretches.
Remember to have proper form when exercising and stretching as this will prevent injuries or putting a strain on the joints and muscles.
Try these simple back flexibility yoga moves as they are low impact.
The pose helps to stretch the back muscles, whilst also supporting the abdominal muscles. You can do the bow pose by lying on your stomach and lifting your knees so that your feet show upwards. Then grab your ankles and hold this pose for a few minutes.
The cat-cow pose is great to help prevent back pain and helps your back muscles to become more flexible with time. It also helps your body to tap into its natural energy reserves making you feel more revitalised at the start of your day.
To do this, be on all fours. Once on your hands and knees, inhale and bend your back tilting your head to look at the ceiling. Hold this pose and then gently exhale. As you exhale, arch your back up to the ceiling and tuck your chin towards your chest as if looking at your belly button. Hold this pose for a few seconds.
The cobra pose helps to stretch the chest and back and it also improves low back flexibility while strengthening the spine and arms. To do the cobra stretch, lie on your stomach with your arms on your sides and legs long and comfortable.
Inhale and lift your upper torso, supporting the weight with your arms. Be careful not to put pressure on your wrists. Hold this position for a few seconds then exhale and come back to your original position.
Add some stretches and back flexibility exercises to your daily workout routine.
Add stretches and back flexibility exercises as part of your daily workout routine. With time, you’ll get better and you’ll notice the difference.