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How can I stretch my back?

A great stretch for the back is the erector spinae stretch. Perform the erector spinae stretch by following the technique described below. Sit on the floor with one leg straight in front of your body and opposite leg crossed over the top with the foot flat on floor. Press the opposite arm against thigh of the top leg and rotate your body to increase the stretch felt in the back. Hold the stretch for at least 30 seconds and either repeat on the same side or perform on the opposite side if desired.

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