Lie on your stomach, with your face down. Keep your elbows tucked into your sides under your shoulders.
Press your elbows down into the floor to raise your upper back.
As you do this, relax your stomach muscles and allow your back to arch without using your back muscles.
Let your low back relax completely as you arch up. Don't let your hips or pelvis come off the floor.
Hold for 15 to 30 seconds. Then relax, and return to the start position.
Repeat 2 to 4 times.
Current as of: June 26, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Joan Rigg PT, OCS - Physical Therapy Steven J. Atlas MD, MPH - Internal Medicine
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg PT, OCS - Physical Therapy & Steven J. Atlas MD, MPH - Internal Medicine