Trikonasana (triangle pose) helps alleviate stress in the low back as well as stretch the legs and waist while keeping energy up by strengthening the legs and core.

How to

Take a wide stance with legs straight. Keep the back foot parallel and front foot facing forward. Lengthen the waist and bring your front hand to the shin or floor and top hand to the sky.  Keep the waist long, legs straight but not locked and core engaged. Repeat on other side.

Collin Poole, senior yoga teacher, Kaya Health Clubs.

Photo credit: Kaya Health Clubs.