Unplug and Recharge: Loving Your Lower Back, Part II (VIDEO)

05/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011
  • Sara Avant Stover Yogini, teacher, author and founder of The Way of the Happy Woman

Last week , in the first part of our series on lower back health, we focused on stretching the fronts of your thighs.

This week we'll target your core. By strengthening your abdominal muscles you will achieve such benefits as: greater core stability, a stronger digestive fire, and, at a more emotional level, an increased sense of self-confidence and self-worth.

When one has lower back pain, this is often an indication that one's abdominal muscles need some attention as well. Keeping your core strong then not only stands as a key of lower back health, but also to aging gracefully and maintaining your "center" through life's ever-changing weather patterns.

Join me for a few minutes to empower yourself (and serve your lower back in the process). This exercise is also quite relaxing--a great mid-day respite from work!