Loosening your leg muscles can improve your posture and reduce back pain. There are multiple ways to loosen your legs to remove the tension in your spine. If you’re interested in learning how properly leg exercises can improve posture, continue reading or watch the youtube video linked below.
How to Reduce Tension and Improve Posture?
The knee-to-chest exercise can help lengthen your lower back, releasing tension and pain. To perform this stretch: Lie on your back with your knees bent and both feet flat on the floor. Using both hands grab your lower right knee and interlock your fingers. While keeping your left foot flat on the ground, carefully pull your right knee up to your chest until you feel a stretch. Hold your right knee to your chest for about 30-60 seconds, make sure to relax legs, hips and lower back.
Then release your right knee and return to the starting position. Repeat these steps with the left leg. Repeat three times for each leg.
Watch the video I made for a quick explanation and keep reading below to learn more about the topic.
More Leg Exercises for Improved Posture
Here is another stretch that will lengthen your lower back, it’s called the prayer stretch. Tuck your legs underneath your bottom and sit back on the heels and bend forward at the waist. Extend your arms out over your head onto the floor in front of you. Hold this position for 30-60 seconds, then relax and sit back up. Repeat this exercise 3-5 times.
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Improving hip and core flexibility as well as lengthening the back can reduce the symptoms of lower back pain. However, if you have chronic back pain, the stretches above may help but might also include additional treatment from a professional. The doctors at Leigh Brain & Spine are ready to help you. Visit our website, contact us using the phone number or email on our website.