Back Exercise: Supine Hamstring Stretch
While lying down on your back, hook a towel or strap under your foot and draw up your leg until a stretch is felt under your leg (calf area). Keep your knee in a straightened position during the stretch. Hold 30 seconds to 1 minute. Repeat for 2-3 repetitions.
This exercise is most effective for helping individuals dealing with pain bending forward, a herniated disc and sciatica
This easy-on-the-back exercise is an effective exercise to use for increasing the flexibility of the hamstrings and calf muscles which will help reduce stress on the lower back.
Make sure to breath in through the nose and out through the mouth while performing this stretch to enhance the benefits. Enter into the stretch gently in order to avoid a muscle spasm. Do not perform this exercise if it increases pain, numbness or tingling in the low back or down the leg.