Yoga & Back Pain
Treating back pain with yoga
Many people think of yoga as just a good way to relieve stress and tension, but it can also help you to reduce back pain and maintain a healthy spine.
Yoga poses, called asanas in Sanskrit are important because they help stretch and strengthen important back muscles. In addition, with back pain learning to breath properly will help with pain management and will aid the relaxation of your muscles. Abdominal muscles may be weak, so while it’s important to choose yoga poses that lengthen and strengthen your spine, you should also do poses that develop a strong core.
Other Benefits of Yoga Poses
Yoga poses can also help you build strength and flexibility, which can ultimately help alleviate your back pain. A study on the effect of Iyengar yoga (a type of yoga) therapy for chronic low back pain showed that patients experienced less back pain after doing Iyengar yoga for at least an hour and a half every week for 16 weeks.
Keep in mind that after doing yoga, you may feel a little sore the next day, but that’s normal. Soreness should go away within a few days. Doing yoga poses should never cause pain, numbness or tingling. If you feel any of these symptoms, stop immediately.
No yoga experience is necessary!!
Yoga Therapy for Back Pain
What does Yoga Therapy involve?
An initial consultation is held with all clients. Yoga therapy is a private one to one session with a qualified Yoga Therapist. A skilled yoga therapist can help you develop a range of tools for improving your well-being and guiding you to a pain-free place. A tailor-made home program is designed for you.
The best and safest way to practice yoga for back pain is with the guidance of a qualified Yoga Therapist.
What are the benefits of Yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy is sometimes viewed as just another form of yoga which simply modifies the poses to a person’s individual needs and limitations. However, Yoga Therapy has a lot more to offer than that.
How long do Yoga therapy sessions last?
You can expect that the initial consultation would be between 60 & 90 minutes. This Yoga Therapy can offer effective healing, the key is to be willing to treat your healing as a process.