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Yoga For Back Pain Athelio Com

What supports our everyday life – work, experience, inspiration, coffee? No, our backs! Our lower back provides a good posture, secures the spine, gives us a balance while walking and importantly, forms a vital part of our entire skeletal system.

Yoga Poses Athelio Com

But with excessive use of our bodies without any care, our lower backs face tremendous amount of pain, leading to slip disc, the worst case scenario. Here are a few exercises that can help you strengthen your back, overcome back problems and provide steady relief to the pain :

1. Butterfly Pose (Baddha Konasana)

  • Sit with tour knees bent to have the feet meet in the middle
  • Let the feet touch at the base
  • Rotate your shoulders back, chest out and place your hands on either sides of your buttocks.¬†This makes your posture straight, keeping the entire back from slouching.

 

2. Bridge Pose (Sarvangasana)

  • Lie on a mat and bend your knees towards the ceiling
  • Keep your hands straight out parallel to the body
  • With support from the toes and hands raise your hips up till the thighs are parallel to the ground
  • raise your calf on your toes and keep the arms pointing towards the toes for support

 

3. Cat Pose (Marjaryasana)

  • Sit down on your knees
  • Bend your upper body at front and lower it, supporting the body on your fingers
  • Keep your shoulders raised and hands straight, parallel to the thighs

 

4. Cow Pose (Bitilasana)

  • Bend the body over your knees, keeping support of the upper body on the hands
  • Bring the lower stomach and hips down, stretching up the upper spine and look up
  • Make sure the lower back is downed towards the ground

 

5. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

  • Lie on the mat on your chest and knees
  • Bend your elbows up, palms on either side of the shoulders
  • With the help of your palms, raise you upper body up till the stomach is off the mat
  • Arch your back to face up

6. Downward Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

  • Bend your upper body down, supporting it with the help of your hands
  • Raise your heels off the ground and balance your body on the hands and feet
  • Your pose should be similar to an inverted ‘V’

 

7. Locust Pose (Salabhasana)

  • Lie on your stomach and put your hands behind your head
  • Simultaneously, raise your upper thighs and upper body up fro the ground, balancing both on your torso
  • Make sure you have good balance and do not roll to either sides

 

8. Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

  • Stand with your feet away from your shoulders on either side
  • Extend the left feet out and bend your body towards the feet, body facing front
  • Lower your right hand to support the body on the palm
  • Raise your right hand towards the ceiling

 

9. Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana)

  • Lie down on planking pose and bring your right leg under your stomach
  • Bend the right leg to the left
  • The right toes should be facing the left hand

 

These simple yoga asanas will help you stretch up and relax the lower back from everyday aches and muscle pulls.

 

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