Suffer from low back pain? These yoga exercises will help stretch and release the lumbar spine, and help prevent lower back pain and tightness.

Flexibility Workout Step 2 - Women's Health & Fitness

Cobra pose

This stretch targets full targets full extension of the spine, neck, shoulders and chest.

How to

With your hands placed underneath your shoulders, press into the floor and lift the chest.

Remember to keep the abdominal muscles switched on with this stretch to avoid any pressure on the lower back.

Straighten the arms fully while lifting the torso off the mat.

Demonstrated by KX Barre instructors Sophie Cunningham and Rachel Fraser.