How to do Lower Back Stretch

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: lower back, glutes, hamstrings


Start seated with your legs straight out on the floor in front of you. Use your arms behind your hips to support your back. Then bend your right knee up and draw your right foot in, stepping it over your left leg and placing on the floor outside your left knee. From there, twist your spine and turn your shoulders to the right, bringing your left arm across your right knee and hooking it on the outside of the right knee.

Keep you other hand on the floor behind your hips for support. Aim to sit up as straight as you can and twist your upper body across your bent leg by pushing your elbow against your knee. Repeat this on the other side.

How to make Lower Back Stretch easier

If you find this stretch hard to do whilst sitting upright, you can try our Laying Spinal Twist stretch instead.

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