Do you suffer from back pain? Sit at a desk or in your car all day? Then you MUST try this routine (be sure to complete the FULL session for all the amazing benefits)! Help relieve and prevent future back pain with this back-friendly beginner yoga flow.
Many yoga practices include an overemphasis on the forward flexion movement of the spine, which can actually exacerbate back pain issues. This gentle practice focuses on extension poses and exercises in addition to building strength and flexibility throughout the body to help support and protect the spine.
Of course, not all exercises are suitable for everyone. If you are working with a specific back injury, be sure to get your doctor and/or physical therapist’s approval before attempting this workout. If you suffer from back pain regularly, be sure to consult a professional for an expert diagnosis.
Equipment: A mat is recommended Intensity: Low
Gently relieve back pain and help prevent it from occurring with exercises like:
Standing Spine Extensions
Standing Cat/Cow Stretch
Half Sun Salutation
Quadruped Opposite Arm and Leg Reach Balance
Downward Facing Dog
Modified Downward Facing Dog
Modified Pigeon Pose
Happy Baby Pose
Half Pigeon Bridge Pose
Pigeon Lower Abs Crunch
Spine Extension Reach