Anonymous: Hey, I know that you've answered tons of questions on back flexibility, but I was wondering if you knew any stretches for arching your back that don't involve your head being upside down? I don't know if these exist but every time I do a bridge I can only hold it for a few seconds before my blood rushes to my head and I get super dizzy. Not sure if you can help, thanks either way. :) x

Hi! Do not fear, there are tons of stretches you can do that won’t make you dizzy for your back.

Here are some:

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Be careful of your neck when you do this though, try not to squish it and adjust so it’s comfortable.

Tear drop stretch:

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Work on pulling your feet either higher up or closer to your head like this:

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Cobra:

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Yoga cat poses:

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The superman exercise will help you build up back strength  too:

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Spinal twists are always good for general back happiness!

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Also, depending on how flexible your legs are, doing things like scorpions and wall stretches like this will definitely stretch your back too:

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Make sure you lean backwards to increase the stretch.

I hope that you find some of these stretches effective!

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