Hi, I'm Beth Shaw. Today, we're going to do some stretches for a strained back. If you've got a strained back, you don't want to overstretch it. You'll want to be as gentle as possible and really move with the breath and move with varying degrees. So the first thing we're going to do is bend the knees deeply so that the ribs and the thighs meet. Relax the hip and neck, grab onto the elbows and take a few deep breaths here. Again your knees are bent deeply and you're going to stretch here through your low back, through your upper back just let everything hang down. Keep those knees bent and just to get a little mobility in the shoulders you can go ahead and interlace your hands behind your back. Again the knees are bent, ribs and thighs are meeting here, head and neck relaxed, shake out the head and neck, gently stretch into the shoulder and when you start to feel comfortable you can work towards straightening the legs without straightening them all the way. We want to get blood flow into the back so you can let the upper body shake out a little bit and then release, go ahead, come up, stretch into the side of the body, core center muscles are firm, glutes are engaged and just do this easily with a very easy flow a few times. Again don't over stretch, just go to the place where you are feeling a little bit of tension, move with the breath and most importantly limit the range of motion if you have a sore back. I'm Beth Shaw with Yoga Fit and these are some poses to stretch out a sore back. Namaste.