Bridging Exercise Videos

The bridging exercise helps stabilize your spine and strengthens your lower back and hip muscles.

To do a bridge, start by lying on your back with your feet flat on your bed or the floor and your knees bent. Your knees should be hip width apart with your hands at your sides and your palms down.

Breathe in. When you exhale, tighten up from your abdominal and hip muscles and slowly lift your pelvis, one vertebra at a time, until you come as high as you can, comfortably. Then lower your body by dropping down one vertebra at a time. Make sure that your knees stay hip width.

This is a slow movement. It should be done gently and without pain.

This exercise should be done five to 10 times, two to three times per day.