12 Yoga Poses to Relieve Lower Back Pain (Video)
According to the American Chiropractic Association, at any given time, there are over 30 million Americans suffering from low back pain. That’s an incredibly high number! The cause? Americans tend to lead a sedentary lifestyle.
This means our days are filled with hours on end of sitting – sitting in our cars, hunched over a steering wheel; sitting at our desks, hunched over a computer screen; and sitting on the couch, hunched over our favorite TV show.
Sitting and hunching certainly is not the path to good posture and a healthy spine. Bad posture results in underused or overworked muscles, and the entire spine is compromised as a result. Compound these effects with time and repetition, and you’ve got a recipe for lower back pain!
Enter yoga. Yoga is touted as a natural, holistic path to self-healing. What’s more, yoga has actually been recognized as a legitimate treatment for many of our common ailments, and back pain is definitely on this list!
Overall, yoga helps lengthen and strengthen your muscles, and create more space in the entire body. But there are certain poses for certain ailments that work specifically in the area of question to heal and strengthen. There are dozens of yoga poses that help strengthen and support a healthy spine, so we’ve taken some of our favorite poses and created a short yoga sequence to help with lower back pain.
Follow along as we lead you through a refreshing, gentle flow of yoga poses for your low back.
Enjoy, and namaste yogis!