Pilates exercises are great for improving your strength and elongating muscles for elasticity and joint mobility. Pilates exercises can help those with lower back pain since this form of exercise doesn’t require weightlifting.
Pilates can teach you how to strengthen your core to support your back and stretch tight muscles. Pilates exercises also help you to focus on your breathing, your body and how it all moves together. The concentration needed also helps you zone out and temporarily forget about the stresses of the day.
According to the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, people with chronic lower back pain experienced more back pain relief than those who didn’t after just four weeks.
Here are a couple of easy pilates exercises for the lower back that you can do at home.
**If you currently have back pain, always consult your physician before beginning any exercise plan.**