Friday, June 17, 2011

Yoga Tune-Up To Relieve Back Pain

Jill Miller, a Los Angeles trainer combines a traditional yoga moves with poses that ease strained muscles. This stretch unlock kinks in the lower back by lengthening the muscles there.

The techniques:
  • Lie on your left side and extend your right leg across your body until your right foot touches the floor. Hold on to your right foot with your left hand. (If you're unable to reach, wrap a towel or exercise band around the bottom of your foot and hold the ends.)
  • Extend right arm out to your right side, twisting your torso toward the right to achieve a deep spinal twist.
  • Breathe deeply for 8 breaths; then, switch sides.