There are a lot of people who just want to try out yoga because of all the good reviews that they have heard. For some people, yoga can help them get in touch with their inner selves and become more flexible. Other people have even said that yoga has helped them lose weight but for some people, they are doing yoga because they are suffering from chronic back pain.
Chronic back pain can be hard to live with because it can hinder people from doing the things that they have and want to do. We have already heard of some people losing their jobs because they can barely get out of bed in the morning and then there are also some people who just want to make the pain go away. Yoga can be people’s ultimate solution for lower back pain. Let us all see the possible yoga exercises that people can do to help relieve back pain.
Two Knee Twist
You can do this yoga position by lying on you back. While you are lying on your back, you have to bend your knees near your chest and at the same time, make sure that your arms are lying right beside you in an eagle position. You have to make sure that while you are pressing your legs to one side, your shoulders will not elevate from the floor. You would have to repeat the exercise when you do it incorrectly.
This is probably one of the favorite positions of people who would like to alleviate back pain. This involves lying on your stomach and elevating yourself from the floor with the use of your elbows. Make sure that your legs and feet will stay rooted on the floor. Align your elbows so that they will fall directly under your shoulders. Place your palms down together with your lower arm on the mat and press your pubic bone forward. This position is said to improve the blood flow on the lower back and in return, this will help relieve the pain being felt.
Legs up the Wall
This is probably a position that most people do when they are bored without knowing that this is a position usually done in yoga to help relieve lower back pain. Lie down flat on your back and make sure that you will rise up your buttocks and legs until it reaches the wall. You can put your hands at both sides in a T position. This is the type of position that yoga practitioners usually do to end the whole session since it can help relax the muscles that might have undergone a lot of strain during the whole session. This can also help take away the fluid that might have gotten stuck at the ankles and feet. The stagnant fluid may also be causing pain. Unlike when you are bored though, you may have to do this position for about 10 minutes for the whole effect to take place.