Yoga Poses Helps To Reduce Back Pain

Yoga Poses Helps To Reduce Back Pain

One of the most common pain condition people facing due to long hour sitting, sedentary lifestyle or sometimes due to not stretching enough leads to back pain. Yoga asanas can be helpful in these situations and help to overcome the pain. Some of the simple asanas that could help is described in next few slides.

The human back is composed of a complex structure of muscles, ligaments, tendons, disks and bones – the segments of our spine are cushioned with cartilage-like pads called disks. Problems with any of these components can lead to back pain.

Common reasons for back pain can be:

  • Strain: Strained muscles, strained ligaments, a muscle spasm: These strains can be due to one of these reasons -Lifting something improperly, Lifting something that is too heavy, The result of an abrupt and awkward movement.
  • Structural: Osteoporosis, arthritis, sciatica, bulging disk, ruptured disk, abnormal spinal curvature.
  • Everyday activities like: Bending, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying something, standing and sitting, twisting, sneezing, muscle tension, bending for longer period, over stretching, straining of neck, continuous driving without break or computer work.

Yoga helps in most cases to ease the back pain.

Doing these poses with breathing exercises, regularly helps to reduce the back pain.

Image credit: Woman Stretching on Ground · Free Stock Photo ( (cc by 0)

Cat and Cow pose: Marjaryasana and Bitilasana

Cat and Cow Pose

Spinal Twist or Marichyasana

Spinal Twist - Marichyasana

Downward Facing Dog – Adhomukha Svanasana

Downward Facing Dog Pose

Child pose – Balasana

Balasana - Child Pose

Pigeon Pose – Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Pigeon Pose

Spinal Twist On The Floor – Supta Matsyendrasana

Spinal Twist On The Floor - Supta Matsyendrasana

Bridge Pose – Sethu Bhandhasana

Bridge Pose

Extended Puppy Pose – Uttana Shishosana

Extended Puppy Pose


Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: June 19, 2023

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