Back pain seems to be like a 21st century epidemic.A large part of the population suffers from this problem and it’s all as a consequence of a sedentary style. People nowadays tend to spend hours sitting in front of the computer and they have little to no physical activity during the day.
Fortunately, yoga can be of great help for reducing back pain. Instead of using all kinds of medications, it’s enough to do some yoga exercises to make you feel better. These 6 yoga poses are great for your back and for reducing pain.
- One-Legged King Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
Perhaps this pose does not look like a back exercise, but it stretches your hips, and this can help with your back pain. Bend your left knee and put your foot in front of you. The right leg should be stretched back. Hold up straight with your hands. Repeat with the other leg.
- Extended Child’s Pose (Utthita Balasana)
This pose stretches your hips and your back. Stand on all 4, and put your hands slightly ahead. Sit on your toe. While performing the pose, breathe deeply.
- Cat / Cow Pose (Bitilasana)
This pose massages your spine and increases its flexibility. Stand on all 4 and first pile your back up, then lower it down.
- Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)
Sit and spin both legs forward. Breathe in and raise your hands up. Exhale, push forwards and try to catch your feet. Go back to the starting position and exhale by lowering your hands.
- Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
This is perhaps the most famous yoga posture. Stand on all 4, spread your fingers on your hands, and place your feet in the width of the hips. Exhale, press the floor and lift your hips to stand on your feet and your palms. Try to straighten your legs, but if you can’t do it well, do it with bent knees.
- Upward-Facing Dog Pose (Urdhvamukha Shvanasana)
Lie on the stomach and bend your elbows, while your hands should be near your waist. Spread your fingers, lift your shoulders and head up.
Here are some other natural ways to reduce back pain:
Exercise for dorsal muscles
The muscles on your back support the lower part of the spine. There are many simple exercises that you can do. When you strengthen your back muscles, you reduce the risk of injury.
Invest in comfort
Make your workplace more comfortable. Invest in a comfortable chair that will help you sit properly.
When we gain weight, we add pressure to the lower back. This weight can have a bad influence on the spinal column and the nerves. Losee some to reduce back pressure.
Various studies have shown that people suffering from back pain who practice yoga regularly are more likely to get rid of this problem and improve their mobility. This is a great treatment method used by many people of all ages.