Lie on your back with your knees up. As you exhale,
lift your hips toward the ceiling, as high as you can without hurting yourself.
Stay in that position and breathe.
Then slowly lower, rolling down your spine from the top,
like gently laying down a string of pearls.
Bring your knees toward your chest and hug them.
Repeat the Bridge sequence several times.
This exercise is great for increasing strength, flexibility, and awareness in your core.
Physical therapists prescribe it to help prevent backaches.
Optional Challenge: Keeping your core stable, while your hips are raised,
kick one leg at a time toward the ceiling.