Lower Back Yoga
If you have a back problem, it’s best to get an okay from your doctor before trying yoga, especially if you pain is persisent and if you are experiencing tingling or numbness in your limbs. Always make sure that your doctor or physical therapist has cleared you for exercises.
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Yoga is a healthy and non invasive treatment for people seeking lower back pain relief. Many studies show that yoga can be a useful complementary treatment to traditional lower back pain treatment options or medications. Yoga therapy helps to reduce stress, relieving pain, increase flexibility and promote proper alignment. This type of therapy can reduce lumbar pain and rate of re-injury.
The health of your back and spine influences all aspects of your life. The spine is the central channel of the nervous system. When your spine is healthy, the pathways of the nervous system are strong and clear, and vital energy flows unimpeded, creating maximum wellbeing.
Improving the health of your back will not just help prevent back pain, but will also enhance your overall health. The spine is the central conduit for the flow of information, energy, and vitality throughout the body. Nerve impulses flow less freely through a rigid spine. This weakens body functions and the internal organs. By keeping the spine supple, nerve flow will remain strong and your health optimal at any age.
Yoga can aggravate lower back pain if done incorrectly or aggressively. It is advised to seek treatment from a doctor if your pain is constant and if you have any tingling or numbness present. When you are cleared by a doctor, it is best to start yoga therapy with a qualified yoga instructor. Also, avoid any postures that make your lower back pain worse and slowly transition between each posture.
Why use Yoga Therapy for healing back pain?
To Build Strength. Yoga helps increase strength in very specific muscles and muscle groups. Holding positions in yoga is not intended to be painful. It requires concentration and specific use of the muscles throughout the body. Muscle strength improves by holding the yoga postures and incorporating movement with the postures.
Back pain can be greatly reduced when the lumbar and abdominal muscles are strengthened in a way that promoted muscle balance. Well Conditioned muscles and properly activated core muscles help the body maintain proper posture and stabilize the spine.
Muscle Flexibility- yoga incorporates stretching and breathing together which reduces tension and creates space in the body. With yoga, a position is held for 10 to 60 seconds which gives the muscles of the body isometric and isotonic strengthening thus improving flexibility throughout the entire body.
Improved Posture- yoga trains the body to stabilize in the correct areas for better posture and help the practitioner to align the joints correctly. Proper body alignment and good posture help to maintain the natural curvature of the spine.
Enhanced Awareness of the body- With yoga you are put into your body and so you have a keen awareness of what is going on in the body. A practitioner learns how to reposition the body for comfort and can act as preventative maintenance to reduce lumbar pain.
Let Create Peace Yoga assist you with yoga therapy so you can enjoy your life and live pain free. Read more about how to help a back strain