Gently Relieve Your Back Pain With These Simple Yoga Poses

One thing that all of us are going to experience at some point in our life is pain. For some, it is a fleeting sensation that may be unpleasant, but it doesn’t last long enough to be life altering. For others, however, the pain can be prolonged and severe and for some, it can seriously impact their quality of life.

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Although pain can occur in any part of the body, one of the most common areas for it to occur is in the back. As a matter of fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons why work is missed and the issue could be either temporary or chronic. It may happen over the course of time due to improper lifting habits but it can also occur suddenly and without warning. In either case, it is an issue that most of us would prefer to live without.

The list of reasons why you may be experiencing back pain is quite extensive. For some people, it is a matter of a pulled muscle but for others, it could be an injury to the spinal column or intervertebral discs. There may even be abnormal spine curvatures from birth that could lead to back pain later in life. Regardless of why you have the pain, there are some things that can be done to control it and perhaps even to overcome it.

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If you would like to try something gentle to bring your back into shape again, these yoga poses are a great place to start. You can do them on a daily basis and you may just find that they are the key to helping you get your life back again.

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Knees To Chest Pose

Hug both legs in towards your chest and rock side to side.

Figure Four Pose

Cross one ankle over the opposite knee and interlace hands behind hamstring.

Reclined Twist

Bring knees together and let them fall to the side.

Reach arms to the side, while keeping both shoulder blades on the floor.

Bridge

With both feet flat on the floor, lift hips and glutes towards the ceiling.

Seated Twist

Reach left arm forward and right arm behind you as you gently twist your upper body.

Cat / Cow

On hands and knees, inhale and lift tailbone

Exhale and tuck tailbone under

Child’s Pose

Lay lower belly on thighs.

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