Yoga poses for low back pain

Yoga poses for low back pain

Yoga is a very effective way to deal with low back pain holistically. 
A study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine found that "people who took yoga or stretching classes are twice as likely to reduce their usage of medications for backaches as people who managed symptoms without the help of yoga." Yoga is not always the best solution for individuals in severe pain, but people with soreness and chronic aches in their lower back area would well advised to give some of these poses a go.

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lower back pain stretches

​3 lower back stretches to ease back pain

For one reason or another, we have all had it - lower back pain. Women who menstruate are familiar with the constant ache and tension caused when the muscles surrounding the reproductive system contract during a period. Athletes suffer from lower back pain caused through any number of slight injuries. Additionally, those with desk jobs, who spend their days sitting in office chairs, also complain of lower back pain.

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lower back exercises

Lower back exercises to ease the pain

The pain you feel may have you wanting to rest, but lower back exercises are better for you. Exercises for lower back pain will not only strengthen the muscles in your legs, back and stomach, but will also support your spine and relieve pain.

Knee rolls

Knee rolls help to stretch and mobilize your spine. Adjust your massage mat to the specific area of your body where you feel the most pain as you lie on your back. 

Relax your upper body and gently tuck in your chin. Keeping your knees together and bent, roll your legs and pelvis to one side. Make sure your shoulders remain on the floor. Hold this stretch while you take one deep breath before returning to...

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