Yoga For Lower Back Pain

There could be several causes for back pain because of the complexity of the spinal column and the structure of our bones involved in functioning.
Back Pain is felt when the muscle tissue is damaged with wear and tear of daily activities due to Trauma to an area (jerking movements, auto accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations, and direct blows to the muscle) and Postural strain due to repetitive movements, overuse, and prolonged immobilization. Often this is due to the lifestyle, occupation and age.Some of common back pain problems are:

  • Slippped discs
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Spinal Fracture

half-wheel-pose.jpgYoga can prevent back pain and help in back pain relief. Practicing yoga provide both physical benefits and psychological benefits to help you to continue to enjoy what life has to offer.
The back muscles play important role in backache. Hence, yoga postures or asanas work on the four major groups of muscles that is the essential for proper functioning of the back. The main group of muscles are namely; erector spinae, rectus abdominus, lateral muscles at the side of the trunk, and the hip muscles. The objective is to strengthen the spinal muscles, reduce the stiffness of the spine and relaxing it.
Stress is also a big contribution to back pain. It is a negative emotional and phychological response to demanding situation. By practicing yoga therapy techniques, students will learn to be more relax and more mindful on their breath and manage the pain. It also imprive blood circulation in the lower back increases, hencedecreasing lower back pain in individuals.

6 yoga poses that soothes your back pain:

  • Half Wheel pose
  • Cobra pose
  • Locust pose
  • Half spinal twist pose
  • Downward facing dog
  • Reclined Spinal Twist

Students are advised to practice with an experienced yoga instructor with mindfulness and correct alignment to ensure a safe and beneficial practice. For an effective result, you can contact our yoga teacher for a private therapy session to help you nurse back to health.