Yoga Poses To Help With Back Pain

In our last couple of blogs, we talked about some poses that you can do to help you sleep. Lack of sleep, for whatever reason, is a very common ailment. It affects millions of people. Back pain also affects millions of people. In fact is it THE most common pain people feel. A good way to keep your back healthy and strong is to do certain yoga poses that will help stretch and strengthen your back.

Downward-Facing Dog

One of the more common poses, this stretch targets your back and supports your spine. Start on your hands and knees with your hands in front of your shoulders. With your rump in the air, push back without moving your hands and get on your feet. Try not to have your hands be directly under your body but instead out in front.

Child’s Pose

Again, start on your hands and knees. place your arms in front of you and sit back on your calves. Do not rest your rump on your ankles but instead make sure that you are feeling it in your back. Hold this pose for five to 10 breaths and repeat as needed.

Pigeon Pose

This is a great pose to help loosen your hips, which can be a cause of your back pain. This pose looks like you are doing half of a split. With the front knee bent, extend the back leg as far as possible. Keep your back straight and get your groin as close to the ground as possible.

Yoga is a great exercise to do if your joints and muscles are feeling stiff and sore. We would love to help you get into shape. Join us at the Wilmington Yoga Center for a yoga class today.