Take Control of Back Pain with Yoga
Back pain is a common problem that can cause severe discomfort and disrupt your day-to-day life. Fortunately, there are simple exercises you can do to help ease the pain. Yoga is an excellent form of exercise for people who suffer from back pain because it helps build strength, flexibility, and balance in the muscles and joints. Here are some yoga exercises you can do to help alleviate your back pain.
The Cat/Cow pose is a great way to warm up your body before doing more intense exercises. Start by placing your hands and knees on the ground with your back in a neutral position. Then inhale as you arch your spine into cow pose by pushing your stomach towards the floor and looking up at the ceiling. Exhale as you round your spine into cat pose by tucking in your tailbone and drawing your head downwards towards the floor. Repeat this cycle several times to increase mobility in your spine and reduce tension in the lower back area.
The cobra pose is another great exercise that helps stretch out tight muscles in the lower back area while also building strength in this region. Start by lying face down on the ground with palms flat on either side of your chest area and legs extended behind you. Then press down into your palms as you slowly lift up only your upper body off of the ground while keeping legs firmly planted on the floor below you. Hold this position for 10 seconds before gently lowering yourself back down onto the ground. Repeat this sequence for 10 reps or until you feel comfortable with increasing intensity levels before moving onto other poses.
Downward Facing Dog Pose
The downward facing dog pose is a classic yoga move that provides an all-encompassing stretch for both upper and lower body areas, including those tight spots around the shoulder blades or base of the spine where many of us experience chronic pain or discomfort due to poor posture or lack of mobility over time. To perform this exercise properly, start off by coming onto all fours again like we did for cat/cow pose but then extend both arms forward so they’re parallel to each other while keeping legs hip width apart behind you (like an upside down “v”). From here, begin to walk both hands further away from each other while at same time walking feet closer together until entire body forms one long line from hands all way down through heels (or as close as possible). Hold this position for 30 seconds before releasing out of it slowly but surely when ready!
There are many different types of yoga poses that can help alleviate back pain when done correctly and consistently over time. Remember to always check with a doctor first if experiencing any kind of severe discomfort or health concerns before trying these poses out! However, if cleared by medical professional then give them try today – remember practice makes perfect! With enough dedication and patience, anyone can gain relief from their symptoms using these simple yet effective yoga exercises for back pain relief! So get started today!