Yoga Poses for Back Strength

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Yoga poses for back strength focus on the back and the muscles that support it. Strengthen your back with the help of a professional yoga instructor in this free video.

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Hi, I'm Amy Newman, fitness expert, creator of The Perfect 10 Workout, and I'm going to show you some exercises for back strength. We're going to start off with the locust. How you want to put your hands is clasp one hand in the other and thumbs are together. Then, we're going to put that underneath our body to help protect us. First, let's lay down. Then, we're going to do that hand movement underneath our bodies, tucking our elbows in underneath. You have your legs here and with your lower back you're going to lift your legs up into the air. Now the longer you hold the locust, the stronger your back will become. Do not hold your breath, keep breathing. Try to relax as much as you can, even though you're strengthening your back muscles and the back of your legs, and your buttocks as well. Breathing, hold it as long as you can, breathe, relax your face and then you can slide your hands under your shoulders, tucking your elbows in, pulling your chin up in cobra. Neck is long, shoulders in, breathe deep. A nice back stretch, squeeze in your muscles, breathing deep, exhaling slow, feel your rib cage opening up. Then, come back down and get ready for bow. Bend your knees and reach one hand at a time for your feet. When you get your feet, slowly start to lift up, keep breathing and hold it as long as you can, breathing nice and easy. Some people like to rock. Feel free to go ahead and rock just a little bit. Use your breathing to rock. And then come down, bring your buttocks back towards your heels. And those are some exercises you can do in yoga for back.

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