Yoga Poses To Help With Back Pain

Yoga Poses To Help with Back Pain.


Yoga Poses To Help With Back Pain in Wimbledon, Putney, Southfields, Wandsworth and Fulham.


About 80% of us will, at some time in our lives, experience back pain or a back-related problem.

The spine provides a support for the head and trunk, and also serves a point of attachment for the ribs, pelvis and back muscles.

Although it is strong and flexible it is nevertheless vulnerable to and affected by a myriad of disorders like disc problems, scoliosis, and various forms of arthritis to name a few.

Spinal health can also be influenced by factors such as weight gain or loss, stress, inactivity and poor postural habits.

In severe cases, medical attention may be necessary, but if your pain is less severe, yoga may be able to help by strengthening the back, stretching it and improving circulation to the spine and nerves.

When performed correctly, there are optimal yoga poses that can not only relieve, but prevent, back pain going forward. Here are five of my favourite yoga poses to help with back pain, which I have used on my clients, including myself.



Starting in tabletop position on your hands and knees, alternate between arching your back and rounding it as you push down on the floor with your hands and tops of your feet. ?These?postures help to massage the spine, while also stretching the back and the torso. ?These postures are a great way to keep the back limber – and happy.


Not only is Child?s Pose an amazing way to relax, but it can also stretch your entire back and your hips. ?Start on all fours, keep your arms forward and sit back so your butt is resting just above your heels. ?Hold and breathe deeply, feeling the breath reach all the way into your hips. ?The more you extend in either direction, the more you?ll feel relief.


Lying on your stomach, prop yourself up on your forearms. ?Align your elbows directly under your shoulders. ?Press firmly through your palms and the tops of your feet. ?Press your pubic bone forward. ?You will feel sensations in your lower back, but breathe through it. ?You are allowing blood flow into the lower back for healing.


Locust is a great way to strengthen your back and buttocks. ?Lie on your stomach with your arms beside you, palms up, you and your forehead flat on the floor. ?Slowly lift your head, torso, arms, and legs away from the floor. ?As you do this, your thighs should be rotated in slightly and you want to feel your body elongate from head to toe. ?Hold this for 30 seconds to a minute.


Lying on your back, bend your knees into your chest and bring your arms out at a T. ?As you exhale, lower your knees to ground on the right. ?Keep both shoulders pressing down firmly. ?If the left shoulder lifts, lower your knees further away from the right arm. ?Hold for 2 minutes on each side.


When it comes to back pain, prevention is key to a long and pain-free life, but listening to your body is also extremely important. ?Don?t force any posture that could cause injury. ?If your pain is extreme, you may want to seek medical help.


Yoga Poses To Help With Back Pain

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Magda is a YMCA qualified Hatha yoga teacher in SW London and provides private yoga lessons and yoga therapy to clients.

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