Yoga for Back Pain


If you suffer from back pain, then joining yoga classes can help you out. Usually, back pain happens due to stiffness in the back region which in turn can be caused by back stress, incorrect posture, or lack of exercise. In such scenarios, performing some stretching exercises of yoga can help a lot. Read below and find out how yoga can help in naturally treating the problem of back pain.

Yoga includes various stretching and strength building exercises that help in improving muscle flexibility and stamina. These exercises thus help in naturally alleviating back pain associated with back stiffness.

Stretching exercises help in de-stressing tensed back muscles. In addition, they also help in improving the posture, body alignment, and body balance to naturally help in keeping your spine and back muscles healthy and fit.

Some of the popular yoga poses and asanas for back pain include locust pose, triangle pose, and double leg raises amongst others. Yoga also stresses on breathing exercises to relax a person’s mind and body.

Usually, people who have chronic back problems like slip disc, fall into depression. Yoga helps in enhancing a person’s mood and it thus helps in preventing depression. In addition, yoga helps a person to live life in a positive way, irrespective of his problems and ailments.

There are also various spinal injuries that can lead to back pain. Thus, you should first find out the cause of your problem, recognize exercise limitations, and then follow specific yogic exercises and poses. In addition, you should start with a lower intensity exercise and then gradually increase the pace and intensity of exercises.

As described above, yoga is a beneficial alternate way for overcoming the problem of back pain. You should thus regularly perform yoga exercises to lead a healthy and a fit life.

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  • There is a lot of confusing information available about back pain. I like to keep things simple by using a quick little test. Try this out. It’ll literally take 1 minute.
    Lie down on your back for 30 seconds with legs extended out, resting on the floor. Now bend your knees so the feet are sitting flat on the floor near your behind for 30 seconds. Which one feels better? If your back pain diminishes with knees bent then your spine has excessive extension stress acting on it. There are simple exercises to correct this. If your spine felt better with legs extended then you have excessive flexion stress acting on your spine. Again this is easily correctable.
    Chronic pain results from a cycle of issues. Anatomical problems feed biomechanical issues which then affect movement habits that reinforce the original anatomical and biomechanical problems. Fixing back pain requires attention to all three levels. It’s quite simple to correct though and outlined this in my book. I’m very successful treating chronic pain and it is likely this information will be the key you’ve been missing to fix your pain. I’ve also posted this test on YouTube, if you’re interested.