Living with back pain can be draining and frustrating, it’s hard for anyone to go about their day-to-day life feeling in constant pain. Luckily, there are approaches to improve and even alleviated back pain that involve a holistic approach. One of them is yoga, and today I’ll tell you a bit about it, particularly six poses that help reduce pains and can bring a breath of fresh air into your daily life.
1. Child’s Pose
Child’s pose is a great, classic pose for back pain, especially when it’s acute. It opens the hips and stretches the low back and thighs. To assume it, start kneeling on the floor and bring your knees apart hip-width and kneel back down. Stretch your arms forward with your forehead resting on the floor. Stay in that position for a few minutes until the pain subsides.
2. Pigeon Pose
This pose is also perfect for hip pain associated with lower back issues. To do it, start by lying on your back. Then bend one leg and, while keeping your foot on the floor, raise your other leg and take it to the side. Use your hands to support the bent leg and hold the pose for a few minutes.
3. Reclined Twist
Twisting your spine can help reduce the compression on the spine and can be very helpful for lower back relief. To do so, lay down on the floor, bend your knees and bring your arms out to the sides in a ‘T’ formation. Then, with an exhale, lower your knees to one side while looking in the opposite direction.
4. Cobra Pose
Whenever your back feels stiff, cobra pose is the perfect antidote. To do it, start by lying on your stomach. Then, place your hands near your chest and use them to press your torso slightly up, arching your back at the same time. Hold that position for a few minutes as breathing deeply.
5. Cat-Cow Pose
This pose works wonders for releasing tension on the mid and lower back and is a great therapy for it. To do it, come onto all fours, with the hands directly under your shoulders and the knees hips-width apart. With an inhale, arch your back up to the ceiling and lower it down with an exhale. Keep the movements smooth and practice for 15-20 repetitions.
6. Triangle Pose
Finally, triangle pose is great to relieve tension on the spine and torso and to open the hips. To do it, start standing with a wide stance, with one leg in front of the other. Then, reach your arm up to the ceiling, and with the other hand touch the floor in front of you. Try to keep the body straight and