WHY: This exercise will get your low back moving from bending (flexion) into arching (extending).
HOW: Begin on your hands and knees. Push back into a child’s pose, round your back within your tolerance. Lay yourself flat facing down to transition yourself to a press up. Move slow and controlled and press up within your tolerance. If either of these irritate your back modify the range of motion you go through. Transition back and forth between these two positions.
FEEL: You should feel a stretch in the low back when in a child’s pose, and in your abdominals when your are pressing up.
*If your Shoulders begin to bother you, you have the option of dropping to your forearms. This will minimize the stress placed on your shoulders. Exercise Library