The struggle of sitting in a desk all day is real. Sure, it may seem nice to not have to be on your feet all day, but your posture can really struggle after hours and hours of sitting. And don’t even get me started on the back pains.
If you’re a fellow desk-job worker, then you likely need a nice, long stretch at the end of the day. Yoga guru and founder of Yoga Medicine, Tiffany Cruikshank, showed The L.A. Times the perfect way to stretch your back out after a hours of being in a seated position.
It’s a simple move that can be done by anyone and everyone. All you need is something you can loop around your foot like a tie, scarf, towel or resistance band. Then, simply lie down with one leg in the air and feel a good stretch in your lower back. Ahh, doesn’t that sound amazing?
Here are the steps, courtesy of YouTuber, Liz Nierzwicki:
Once you’ve gotten your tie-like object. Lie down on your back.
Take the strap and loop it around the top of your foot.
Next, extend your leg in a way that’s comfortable for you.
If you can get your leg pointed straight up into the air (like Liz), that’s great. If not, leave the extended leg slightly bent. Once you’re comfortable, hold your leg there for 1-2 minutes. Then, switch sides.
This move is sure to work wonders for your lower back, making that desk job all the more bearable. What are you waiting for? Get to stretching!
Visit The L.A. Times‘ website to see Cruikshank’s video and other tips.
[h/t: The L.A. Times]