Yoga poses for back pain 2018-01-01T10:52:06+00:00

Yoga stretches for lower back pain

Did you know that the spinal cord is responsible, in some way or the other, to keep the whole body together and healthy? It is the origin that makes stronger and keeps the body upright. But due to our sedentary and unhealthy lifestyles, most of us are going through acute to chronic back pain including upper back pain and lower back pain.

Me myself being a victim of a chronic lower back pain from the year 2002, so I am very much aware how your back pain would be hurting you.

There are several reasons how and why back pain starts (link) and grows to chronic pain and converts into diseases like lumber spondylitis, Herniated Disk, sciatica, Bulging or slipped disc, Pinched nerve, Arthritis, Referred pain, osteoporosis

Caution – If you are suffering from acute or chronic lower back pain then this is the time to get up and take out some time for yourself before your pain becomes severe and turns into serious disease and make you bed ridden.

Most of the times the question is asked whether the yoga is good for my type of back pain and the answer is definitely yes but I suggest to talk to your practitioner and start performing these postures under the supervision and later on, you can perform yourself at home. Because certain pains like slip disc or Herniated Disk people should be very careful or else the pain can get worse. These postures might seem challenging to you in the beginning. But with practice, and as your back feels more erect, you will ease into the poses and enjoy them too.

The following yoga postures or you can also be called as stretches, which I tried personally, got tremendous relief from lower back pain. Believe me practicing these stretches every day will definitely strengthen your back and help reduce the back pain.

Benefits of doing yoga on daily basis

  1. Obviously, your spine get strengthens and your back pain gradually settles down and make your pain free.
  2. It also relaxes your muscles helping to relieve pain from upper back, lower back, and neck pain.
  3. It helps to ease stress and anxiety levels and also calms you down.
    4. It improves and stimulates blood circulation.

take description for below postures from  – https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/bridge-pose

  1. Kapalbhati (Type of Pranayama -breathing exercise)
  2. Alunom vilom (Type of Pranayama -breathing exercise)
  3. Bhujangasana (snake pose)
  4. Setu bandhasana (Bridge Pose)
  5. Marjaryasana (cat pose)

6.Bitilasana (Cow pose)

  1. Surya Namaskar (Sun salutes)

I am a very big follower of Surya Namaskar (Sun salutes) stretches because when I started doing these poses my pain gradually started leaving me and currently my 90 percent of my lower back pain is reduced. I do these stretches on daily basis and currently, I feel I don’t have any lower back pain left but I have a desk job and when I sit continuously for few hours I get little bit tingling pain at my lower back. So i get up and move my body every after 40 to 60 minutes and i am sure very much sure that if i live desk job then my pain will be go 100 percent but unfortunately i can’t do that.