Yoga advice for back pain

(November 9, 2010)

yoga for back pain

Back pain can be caused by different factors and is a very common problem amongst people of all ages. Several people who suffer from chronic back pain problems take medication or practice exercises that are believed to reduce backaches. Fortunately, it is also possible to use Yoga for back pain, in order to strengthen the back, which alleviates the pain and discomfort. There are certain yoga poses for back pain that not only relieve the ache, but also prevent further back problems from occurring. Apart from improving the overall condition of the back, yoga for back pain can also help improve your posture. However, the key is to make sure that the yoga postures back pain exercises are practiced correctly, preferably under the supervision and guidance of a yoga expert or a guru. Given below are the steps to perform one such yoga for back pain posture, known as Ardho Mukha Svasana (The Downward Dog Facing Pose):

• Get down on all fours, placing both your hands and your knees on the floor.
• Then, move so that your hands and feet are both flat against the floor. Make sure that your hands are shoulder length apart and your feet are hip distance apart. Your fingers need to be spread apart.
• Slide your shoulder back, so that they are away from your ears and pull your stomach inwards.
• Gaze at the space between your feet for at least 5 breaths

Other yoga for back pain reduction poses include Kapotasana (The Pigeon Pose), Gomukhasana (The Cow Face Pose) and Halasana (The Plow Pose) to name a few. Hatha yoga back pain exercises may also be useful for alleviating back problems and improving posture. In fact there are several health experts who recommend Hatha Yoga exercises for alleviating back pain too. There are several yoga for lower back pain exercises that could also be helpful, if practiced correctly. These poses include Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose), Balasana (The Child Pose), Utthita Parsvakonasana (The Extended Side Angle Pose), Uttanasana (The Standing Forward Bending Pose) and so on.

There is a misconception that in general Yoga can help cure most physical conditions, including back pain. While there are many Yoga exercises that can strengthen the back, there are also several Yoga exercises that can put added pressure on the back. Therefore, if you do perform such exercises, while you suffer from back problems, your aches and pains will probably be exacerbated. Therefore, before taking up any Yoga exercise it is important to check with a doctor, to known if your body can handle it. Thereafter, you need to keep your instructor informed about your back problem or any other ailment you may be suffering from.

Submitted by A on November 9, 2010 at 06:07

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Also remember never to bend forwards as far as possible, avoid all jerks and sudden movements, never get up from bed directly. Rather turn to one side, take the support of your hands and elbows, then slowly get up. It will certainly make a big difference.

You may also try a gentle, specially prepared oil massage.

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