Four out of five people suffer lower-back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Lower back pain is a severe disorder that can affect the entire body, making everyday life difficult if not intolerable. It hurts to stand, to sit, to lie in bed.
The following yoga poses help to relieve your lower back pain and find comfort in your daily activities and movements.
1. Pigeon Pose:
The pigeon pose may be one of the more difficult ones but once you are able to do this, you will experience a good number of benefits. You will be opening up your hips, hip flexors, and lower back.
- Opens the hips.
- Uses core strength to keep your hips level.
- Calms your mind.
- Stretches the thighs, psoas and groins.
2. Knee Hugs:
Knee hugs are a great way to start opening your back instantly. This is the pose you want to be doing because as long as you can boost your legs up slightly, you’ll be able to relieve lower back pain.
- Gently stretches inner groin and spine.
- Calms the mind, relieving stress and fatigue.
- Opens hips.
- Strengthens the arms.
3. Bridge Pose: In this pose, you may not feel a lot of stretching going on, but it will help your back. You’ll be able to release a lot of tension in it. The slight bend of your back will happen in your lower back, giving it the small stretch it wants.
- Stretches chest and spine.
- Strengthens legs, glutes and upper back.
- Improves digestion.
- Reduces backache and headache.
- Calms the mind, improves the mood.
- Can help to open the sinuses.
- Child Pose: The child’s pose is great for your lower back. Not only does it open up your back, it puts you in a deeper state of relaxation and it is one of the most fundamental poses in yoga. It just so happens to have the benefits of relieving any lower back pain you may be having.
- Stretches the hips, thighs, lower back, ankles and knees.
- Helps relieve fatigue.
- Calms the mind and the body.
- Increases blood circulation to the head.
The pain doesn’t have to be there. All it takes is some yoga. Flexibility will take away a lot of the pain you are facing in all areas of your body especially in lower back area.
I’m not saying you should do all of these poses, but you should try,and experience the benefits.