- Triangle pose is great for strengthening your back and legs
- Cobra pose engages your back muscles
- Doing these yoga poses regularly can offer relief from back pain
As you age, back pain becomes more and more difficult to handle. Being overweight, strenuous physical activity, straining of back muscles, back injury, poor diet, and lack of exercise are some of the most common reasons for back pain. At times, back pain can be so severe that it begins to interfere with your day-to-day life and this is where yoga can help. Yoga emphasises on stretching, improving flexibility and blood circulation and flexibility. All these can together help you get rid of back pain and also strengthen your back muscles. Unless and until your back pain is because of an underlying medical condition like osteoporosis or arthritis, you can bank on benefits of yoga for reducing and even treating back pain.
Yoga poses for back pain
In this article, we are going to talk about a few yoga poses that you can try regularly for getting rid of back pain. Doing them regularly for 2 weeks can give you effective results for back pain reduction.
Yoga for back pain: Yoga asanas you can try at home
1. Triangle pose
This pose is great for strengthening your back and legs. It gives a nice stretch to your whole body and can relieve you from chronic back pain.
Step 1: Stand with your legs wide apart
Step 2: Lunge your left book, point your left foot at 45 degree angle
Step 3: Turn chest to the side, stretch your right arm towards the ground and left arm upwards
Step 4: Both your right and left legs should be straight
(Word of caution: You may not be able to touch ground with your right arm at first, don’t overstretch to avoid injury.)
Step 5: Hold on the position for 5 to 10 breaths and switch to other side. Repeat 5 times on each side.