Advice Yoga for Back Pain

7 Oct

 

Who has not ever had back pain? Back pain and low back pain are very common and can sometimes be caused by poor posture, lack of exercise or stress. However, often due to spinal problems. In both cases, the practice of yoga can radically change the lives of people with acute or chronic low back pain. Yoga exercises relieve your back pain, to increase the elasticity of the tissues, through bending, extension and rotation of the spine. These yoga poses are very effective in the treatment of pain of acute and chronic low back pain.

However, remember that before starting any physical exercise, including yoga , you should consult your doctor to evaluate your convenience, in your particular case.

Fists Forward Bend

Stand with feet hip-distance apart. Bend your knees and release your torso over your legs until your belly touches your thighs (or as close as you can get). Make two fists and place them in the opposite elbow creases. Relax your back, neck and head, and squeeze fists actively.

Fists and bent elbows together are a central nervous system trigger that causes your back muscles to open. You’ll feel it after just a few breaths!

Take 10-20 breaths here, releasing more tension from the back with every exhale.

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose

Twisting Yoga Poses like the Half Lord of the Fishes pose are great for the back because they lengthen and strengthen the spine. Be sure to pay attention to your body while doing this pose; if you are in a lot of back pain, start slowly before going too deep into the pose. As an alternative try the One-legged Seated Spinal Twist instead.

The Plow Pose

The plow pose can reduce back pain. In addition, it can reduce headaches and help with infertility, insomnia and inflamed nasal sinuses. Women who are pregnant should not practice the plow pose if it is new to them, but if they were already performing this asana before pregnancy they can continue to do so.

Tadasana

Tadasana is also called mountain pose. It is the most basic yoga standing pose, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it is easy. A properly done tadasana works every muscle in the body, as well as your mind. This is why tadasana is included in the advanced yoga for back pain series. Everything you learn in tadasana is applied when you do the other standing poses, so pay careful attention and don’t hesitate to re-read this article as you need.

Triangle pose

Triangle pose is a wonderful lateral (side) stretch. In balancing the spine lateral stretches are important as one side is usually tighter than the other. The pose shown is a little too deep for most people as this is the yoga version but for healing you just lightly stretch the leg muscles placing the hand down on the left leg somewhere just below the knee for support. You then hold and relax. Do this on each side until both sides feel evenly stretched.

 

 

 

 

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