Saturday is the first day of fall and it won't be long before the leaves will be on the ground.
And raking them can sometimes leave you with a sore back.
But, a certified yoga therapist says strike a pose or two beforehand, can help decrease the pain.
Judi Bar with the Cleveland Clinic says, "Basically, we want movements of the spine. Bend forward, stand up straight. Bend backward- it doesn't have to be far. You don't have to touch your toes, don't have to go back very far. Go side to side, twist, move your spine a little bit and you've got the basic motions."
She says sitting in a chair and pulling your knee up to your chest will help to stretch your lower back.
You can also sit on the floor, and reach down. In any case, check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.
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