Are Zooming, Sheltering-in and TV Binging Working Your Back and Hips? Try this.
Downward Dog Yoga Pose
Releases tension in low-back, hamstrings, calves and Achilles tendon. If you’ve not tried this, it’s far more relaxing than it looks.
Best known for increasing the flexibility of the spine. Barbie is engaged in the advanced cobra. Start with beginner’s cobra first: torso 45 degree angle to the floor, palms and lower legs on floor.
Upward Bow or Wheel Pose
Increases spine flexibility, opens hip flexors, including abdomen, psoas muscle and upper quadriceps.
Here again, tutu Barbie’s quite flexible because she is a professional dancer. Unless you are, too, try this regression: lay backwards over a large, cushiony ottoman, which will support your back. Put on some ambient music and chill for a few minutes.