WHY. This exercise is key for strengthening the core muscles that stabilize your spine and back. This will help you maintain good posture throughout the day, avoid fatigue, and get rid of many aches and pains that come from holding yourself in bad posture.
- Put a chair with a hard seat against a wall for stability.
- Place your forearms on the chair. Set the rest of your body straight out from the chair, so that your back is not sagging or arched. Do not round your shoulders.
- Draw your naval back toward your spine and activate your abdominal muscles slightly to help you hold this position.
- Stay in this position, breathing normally, for 10-30 seconds, depending on your stamina.
Do this on the floor using a mat or towel. Remember to breathe normally!