Monday, 26 November 2018

2 Yoga Poses for Back Pain – Strengthen and Heal Your Lower Back

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why I’m writing this article and why you’re here. I love yoga, you love yoga, now let’s use the beautiful practice to heal our bodies and reverse all that damn sitting!

1. Supine Spinal Twist

  • Begin from the pose above and with the right knee into the chest.
  • Exhale – roll onto your left hip as the right knee softens toward the ground.
  • Extend your right arm out along the floor, shoulder-width height.
  • Keep the left hand resting gently on the right knee.
  • Let the right knee become heavy, slowly releasing further towards the floor.
  • Stay for 10 – 30 breaths.
  • Inhale – gently engage the low belly and bring both knees back to center.
  • Repeat the above steps on the left side

Benefits: Stretches the back muscles and glutes, massages the back and hips, hydrates the spinal discs, and lengthens, relaxes, and realigns the spine.
Cautions:
if back pain or back injury is a concern, bring both knees together and twist to your body’s comfort.


2.Childs Pose

  • Begin in a neutral tabletop position – bring knees together, sit back onto the heels, then gently release the torso to the ground.
  • The arms can drape behind the body with palms up or extend long towards the front of the mat with palms down.
  • Forehead softly rests on the ground and back of the neck is long.
  • Gently close the eyes and let gravity do the work.

Benefits: helps relax and rejuvenate the entire body, encourages forward flexion in the spine, hips, and knees. Considered a resting pose that centers calms, and soothes the body.
Cautions: avoid if experiencing knee injury or recovering from a recent knee injury.
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