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  • Photo: Bhanu Prakash Chandra; Model: Manasa Upadhya
  • Photo: Bhanu Prakash Chandra; Model: Manasa Upadhya
  • Photo: Bhanu Prakash Chandra; Model: Manasa Upadhya
  • Photo: Bhanu Prakash Chandra; Model: Manasa Upadhya

The back, the lower back in particular, needs to possess stability. Here is a technique using the stability ball to enhance the strength of the back. Since the ball is inherently prone to movement, beginners could get help to do the exercise.

Method:
* Take a stability ball of appropriate size.
* Lie on a mat and position the ball at your feet.
* Keep both legs straight with feet about 6 inches apart on the ball.
* Keep the arms by the side of the trunk, palms facing down.
* As you exhale, contract the abdomen and raise the hips.
* Ensure that the shoulders are pinned down and the chin is towards the chest.
* Hold the ball in place using pressure from the feet.
* Stay for about 20-30 seconds with slow breathing.
* Bring down the hips and repeat four times.
* If this is comfortable, raise hands pointing upwards with palms touching.
* Repeat.

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