Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Yoga Poses For Lower Back Pain Relief

Yoga is one of the most effective exercising mediums for keeping one's body healthy and fit. It has innumerable yoga poses for each body part including lower back. Lack of movement makes the muscles of our low back so weak that we cannot do anything else than to suffer from lower back pain. The following yoga poses are easy to do, suitable for almost everyone, and they all relieve pain by alleviating compression of the joints and restoring proper blood flow.

Yoga Poses For Lower Back Pain Relief :

Forward Bend

Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Bend your knees and lower your torso over your legs until your belly touches the top of your thighs (or as close as you can without straining). Make fists and fold your arms so that each fist rests in the crease of the opposite arm’s elbow. Relax your back, neck, and head.

Downward Facing Dog

This pose offers a total body stretch being very effective. Come to your hands and knees with your hands directly under your shoulders. Next, move your hands and legs forward at about a 90 degrees angle, spreading the fingers as much as you comfortably can. Rotate the upper arms moving the shoulder blades away from your ears.

Child Pose

Child may be yoga’s most soothing pose. Start by kneeling with your knees a little more than hip-width apart, but with your big toes nearly touching. Bend forward from the waist so that your belly rests on the tops of your thighs and your forehead gently touches the floor. Feel free to put your fists under your forehead if you cannot comfortably reach the floor.

Cat Stretch

Stay on your hands and knees maintaining a flat back. Make sure that your hands, wrists and shoulders form a straight line and your knees are set directly below your hips. Inhale and as you start exhaling round your chin towards the ceiling, tucking the chin towards the chest.

Plank Pose

Stand in front of a wall with your hands flat against it. Keep your fingers wide, fingertips pointing towards the ceiling. Draw your navel back as you lengthen your tailbone towards the floor. Lift your ribs from the pelvis. The goal here is to keep your low back as neutral as possible, using your core muscles to help stabilize your posture.

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