It is important for any person who has chronic back pain to have an exercise program guided by specialists in back exercises. Through these pages we help you to guide yourself though different back exercises to heal your back pain.Try different back exercises and use the useful hints and tips.
You can relieve back pain and even heal back pain with some simple yoga back exercises. Sometimes all you need to do is stretch back muscles (properly) with a handful you yoga poses. Sometimes you can be too hard on your spine when you stretch it so be careful. Stretch slowly and enter poses slowly. If you are not careful you can aggravate the condition.
Choose back exercises that strengthen the abdomen and improve lower back mobility without aggravating your back problem. Back exercises that strengthen your back and increase endurance are effective for healing back pain. Enhance flexibility in the hips and the hamstring muscles with back exercises to reduce pain.
Soft gentle spinal twists can balance the spine and really aid in relieving back pain. Hold on your tighter side for longer.
Be playful with different yoga back pain exercises and feel your spine. It is feels good it usually is. Your body tells you when something does not feel right.
Light repetition is the key to increasing flexibility. Repeat the sequence below a number of times to stretch the spine.
Superficial Muscles of the Back
Trapezius, Latissimus dorsi, Rhomboid major, Rhomboid minor, Levator scapulae
Intermediate Muscles of the Back
Serratus posterior superior, Serratus posterior inferior
Deep Back Muscles
Erector spinae, Liocostalis, Longissimus, Spinalis, Splenius, Capitis, Cervicis, Suboccipital, Rectus capitis posterior major, Rectus capitis posterior minor, Superior oblique, Inferior oblique
Small Deep Muscles
Interspinous, Intertransverse, Levator costalis, Rotators
The following short courses of back pain exercises can be repeated for good back health. Be sure to read the tips so that you do good rather than harm.
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This sequence is a standing sequence. The poses shown are a little deep and intended for a healthy spine so modifications will be given.
Standing poses can really help to stabilize back muscles and leg muscles. They balance spinal muscles.
You can do each pose on each side or do them on one side and then the other. Experiment to see what your spine likes.
Back Pain Exercises Flow 1
The first pose is Triangle pose.
Step the legs apart and make an angle similar to the one shown.
Place the hand on the leg when the hamstrings resist. On the picture it shows the hand all the way down. You must find a spot on the leg that gently reflects your muscles flexibility. It one side is less flexible than the other hold the stretch for longer.
Hold for up to 3 minutes. (This pose can push a bulge on a disc back inward and prevent it from pressing on a nerve.)
This stretch can also help balance the hamstring muscles which often cause severe muscle imbalance if one is tighter than the other.
This pose is a lunge. It is shown deep so do it 3/4 of what is shown. It is another pose that stretched.
When held this pose balances deep back muscles. Only hold as long as you feel comfortable.
Bend and straighten the leg for some relief.
This pose helps to strengthen the spine and also encourages a lift around the navel helping to relieve the lower back from pressure. It is an enjoyable pose that can be done on the ball points of the toes or with both feet flat on the mat.
Chair pose is done to bring balance to the quadriceps muscles. It also encourages better posture when lifting things. Do it for up to 1 or 2 minutes.