YOGA FOR BACK PAIN .
A consistent yoga practice can give significant relief to back pain!
Many people suffer from back pain.
There are 2 main reasons for chronic back pain,
1. over use, we see this in athletes who stress their bodies and backs to much.
2. under use,we see this case in people who are more sedentary, who sit at a desk all day.
These 2 reasons can lead to back conditions such as disc injury, herniated disc, infection in the vertebrae , spinal tumours, injury to hamstrings due to sport.
What can be done to alleviate this pain?
A study published in the December 2005 issue of “Annals of internal medicine” found that 3 months of a specifically designed yoga practice gave significant relief to subjects with chronic back pain.
The function of your spine is affected by alignment, flexibility, and strength of your body including the following:
*foot, knee, leg alignment
*muscle strength of legs back and abdominal muscles
*pelvis position ( tilt forward or back)
*shape and flexibility of lower back and upper back
*shape of neck and spinal curve
*position of head in relation to your shoulders.
Stretching the spine increases blood flow to tissues that support the spine, improving intervertebral discs and muscles along the spine.
Lengthening the spine promotes good posture, and proper alignment of the vertebrae
Increased flexibility of shoulders and hips, decreases the demand on your back.
It allows for proper rotation of your spine.
Movement with breath with each posture aids in the stretching of muscles and joints while holding the position . These breathing techniques to relieve stress.
Body Awareness is gained, making you more conscious of any movement that adds to back pain.
Try some simple sequence to warm up and lengthen your spine,
Something as simple as , Chilpose, lengthen the spine
Cat and Cow, massages the spine
Mild Cobra, great for sacroiliac displacement and herniated discs.
Treat your body right.
Treat it to a wonderful practice to ease you mind and body
Treat it to relieving any stress from you back.
Treat it to yoga
Namaste Denise pala can be reached at http://www.denisePalaYoga.com