Showing posts with label Yoga for back pain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yoga for back pain. Show all posts

05 January 2012

Yoga poses to improve mobility and beat back pain

Cat pose or Viralasana is a fairly accessible pose for most people-It is a great pose for practising vinyasa (or breath and movement) and can help to establish a rhythm with the breath.
It can also help to ease some back pain, and encourages mobility throughout the spine without strain.
I personally practice inhaling when the head is up and exhaling when the head is down, lightly drawing the lower belly in with each exhalation. The last pose; child's pose or Balasana is a fantastic pose to compliment cat pose, and not only stretches out the spine but can also be really relaxing and nurturing.

Yoga Om 055
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Balasana-Childs pose