[Weekly Workout] Basic Yoga for Back Pain

Got back pain? Try this basic strengthening yoga for back pain practice to help provide some relief.

As we discussed earlier this week, back pain is a major problem in the Western world, with a high percentage of people missing work and cutting out hobbies they enjoy due to this debilitating condition. Yoga can be a gentle and effective way to address many types of back pain in a natural manner.

This basic and supportive yoga sequence will help to strengthen and stretch the muscles that may be causing your back pain. Regular practice can help to not only relieve existing pain, but may also help to prevent future back pain and injury.

Personally, I have experienced back pain off and on for over 10 years, and I have found doing yoga regularly really helps to reduce the frequency and severity of my pain episodes. When I don’t do it often enough, I find myself becoming sore and stiff and more prone to injuring myself or causing a back pain flare up.

Enjoy this relaxing and gentle sequence, and be sure to listen to your body and pay attention to its signals! If something hurts, back off, modify the pose, or skip that particular movement.


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