Yoga Back Exercises
Try to stay away from strong tranquilizers and pain killers for your back pain. You may end up with a bigger problem than the original one. Go more for the non-prescription pain killers. Take prescribed medication for a week at a time when back pain is very intense and normal painkillers are ineffective.
Some principles of healing in yoga must be observed throughout recovery.
Physical exercise has been accepted by a wide variety of experts in
many fields as a vital factor in the healing process of back pain.
The program goals are to strengthen the lower back and the abdominals.
To return the spine to a full range of motion with safe and comfortable
exercises and to relieve discomfort.
The Locust pose below
should be done lightly and with a little support with the hands.
It as always good to get an expert opinion
especially if you have
had intense back pain for over 6 months or strange sensations in the legs.
Sometimes a disk can be pushing against a nerve causing a great deal of
pain in the area and related areas the nerves branches into.
The spinal twists on the right should be done lightly. It will be harder to do on one side due to back pain. Hold it on this side longer to open up your spine and balance the muscles. This will provide more room for nerves and greatly reduce back pain and problems. Remember do the twists gently and if your knees can't come down don't force them just relax and let time slowly bring them down.
written by Mark Giubarelli