Steeple Exercise

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 10, 2011

Steeple exercise is a yoga move that helps to strengthen your whole body in particular your low back.

How to do a Steeple Exercise:

Lay on the ground face up. Swing your body up into the air and place your hands on your low back with your elbows resting on the floor. Keep your knees and hips straight. You should look very much like a straight line until it gets toward your upper back and neck. Hold this position.

Muscle group worked:

The steeple exercise is a great exercise to strengthen your low back muscles.

Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance: 30-60 seconds

Why a Steeple Exercise works:

The reason  Steeple exercise works so well is because your low back is doing the majority of the work to keep your legs up into the air.

Tips: The greatest tip for Steeple exercise is to try to stay as much in a straight line as you can. Also since greater pressure is placed on your neck if you have had a neck injury please do not do this exercise or at least consult your physician before trying it.

Important!: Breathe in and out slowly during this exercise from your diaphragm.

Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.

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