Namrata Purohit demonstrates the best exercises to alleviate back pain

Lena Weib

Namrata Purohit addressed the issue of back pain and demonstrated a few no-equipment exercises that could help alleviate the discomfort. (Photo credit: Namrata Purohit/Instagram)

New Delhi: Celebrity fitness trainer Namrata Purohit, who is also the Pilates instructor to actress Janhvi Kapoor, is a famed name in the world of health and wellness. Besides just training celebrities, she also shares wellness tips with her Instagram family through various workout regimes. Most recently, she addressed the issue of back pain and demonstrated a few no-equipment exercises that could help alleviate the discomfort.

Treating back pain with Namrata Purohit

Back pain has become a common complaint these days – more so after the onset of a homebound life amidst the coronavirus pandemic. When many people started to operate in a work-from-home culture, health and fitness took a backseat. People found themselves glued to the screen all day – from smartphones to laptops and so on. When one does not move the body enough and the spine stays in a sitting position for prolonged number of hours, it results in stiffness and back pain. To treat this, Namrata Purohit performed some exercises which she shared with her followers.

“Back pain?! Try these moves to have no pain. These exercises and stretches really relax and release the back and spine. Try them out and let me know how you feel. PS: these moves are great even if you don’t have back pain, the help relax the spine,” she captioned the post.

In the Instagram video, she is seen performing the following exercises.

  1. Hip roll
  2. Back massager
  3. Swan dive
  4. Spine twist
  5. Breaststroke prep
  6. Shell stretch
  7. Cat stretch

These exercises work well in loosening the spine and helping warm up. They also strengthen the muscles in abdominals, hip flexors, hamstrings and glutes. Hip rolls help in stretching and opening up the front of the hips while swan dive helps with the back. Spine twist aids digestion and supports balance while relaxing the shoulders, chest, and upper back muscles. Shell stretch and cat stretch, too, strengthen the spine.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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