Achy back making you want to beg whoever has your voodoo doll to have mercy and just stop? Yes, back pain can get unbelievably nasty and has a number of factors to blame, from negligence and poor posture to lack of exercise and nutrition deficiency, as well as psychological health and rising stress levels.
Once the pain has invaded the system and started to boom, there seems to be no other way but to build support with a stash of painkillers. As a powerful frontline pain defense tactic, medications of the ibuprofen or naproxen category are prescribed routinely all the time for injury recovery or post-surgery progress, their gradual but detrimental side effects ignored for express relief and temporary symptom eradication. To smooth the progress of pain relief more sustainably, there is a need to look beyond invasive external medical applications and look more to the inside for self-empowering healing techniques, like yoga.
Yoga can, not only successfully unfurl rigid spinal columns with thorough rubdowns through gentle but invigorating massages but also inculcates a meditative mindset in the practitioner. This allows one to connect deeply with Self and untangle his/her physiological complications leading to the sensory manifestation of pain.
Why don’t you simply collect yourself and give these yoga asanas for back pain a try—
Bhujangasana or the Cobra
The Cobra is a great way to untangle the mess in an achy back. The posture effectively eases the back into a gentle arc with support drawn from the arms rooted rigidly in the mat, transmitting calming currents through the entirety of the lower back region.
How to Do
Ardha Matsyendrasana or the Half Lord of the Fishes
The beauty of this fairly easy twist is the contraction of the torso and elongation of the backbone. Accompanying the pleasurable feeling happens a deepening of the breath. If performed consciously, you can benefit from the opening of the hips in this posture which also works towards building strength in the muscular column of the upper back.
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Marjaryasana or the Cat Stretch
The cat stretch is a great yoga pose for back pain that can restore poise and calmness in the upper torso. Creating a suspended arc in the back, the posture simultaneously relaxes the back and fortifies with the strength to the core.
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If this feels good to a strained back, give the spine a deepened curvature with the cow stretch following the cat. In this back arching stance, curve your spine into a waning crescent moon instead of the curve upward as it is in the Cat.
Adho Mukha Svanasana or the Downward Dog
This one is for stretching the whole body. A standing posture integrated with a slight inversion, this yoga pose can work as a transition between postures, as a resting stance, as well as a core strength building exercise. With downward dog, your shoulders and upper arms will experience a firm musculoskeletal toning, while a constricted spine will go through pleasurable elongation.
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Continue these yoga exercises for back pain to drive the pain away from where there can be no return!
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