Yoga Poses to Help with Back Pain

Performing these simple yoga poses to help with common nagging back pain you may have.

Stretching slowly and deliberately using non impact moves can help strengthen muscles around damaged or sore vertebrae and provide welcome relief to constant pain.

If you have back aches you should give yoga a strong consideration. Studies have shown the power of this discipline which emphasizes stretching, strength, and flexibility, to relieve general and acute back soreness. Some researchers have found that yoga can even be better than chiropractic care for back pain when and improving back function.

People who practice yoga or stretching classes are half as likely to rely on pain medications for their back aches as people who used a non active form of rehabilitation.

Yoga poses aren’t a good idea if you are in severe pain, and for these conditions you should see a physician specializing in the spine.

For occasional soreness or chronic aches you may greatly benefit from certain postures that can help lengthen your spine, return your back to its proper alignment and stretch and strengthen your back muscles.

Always ask your doctor before starting a new fitness regime, especially if you have chronic pain. You can do these poses in any order, while gradually increasing the intensity by holding them for longer amounts of time.

Below is an infographic with 25 yoga positions that can help alleviate back pain:

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