Back pain is a common ailment that affects most people at some point in their life. It normally feels like an ache, tension or stiffness in your back. The pain can be triggered by bad posture while sitting for long hours in an office, bending awkwardly, or lifting incorrectly. Backache occurs most often in the lower back, although it can be felt anywhere along your spine, from your neck down to your hips. Practicing yoga has been shown to relieve back pain. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, a recent study has determined that weekly yoga classes can significantly reduce back pain and improve back movement. A number of yoga teachers have developed yoga sequences designed specifically for sufferers of back pain with a specific focus on target muscle groups. Strong Core For Injury Prevention by Sam Skelton
1. Tighten Your Waistline
Get moving with this terrific total body isometric workout with a primary focus on improving your waistline. Similar to Pilates, this Bar Effect workout is designed to promote long muscles and a lean look. In this Grokker Premium video Michelle Rahlves shows you a series of small exercise movements that will help you get great toning results.
2. Pilates for Equestrians part 1
Pilates is a great way for strengthening your core, increasing flexibility and generating muscle balance. In the first of our series, we will be mostly working on postural alignment and pelvic awareness. We are going to use a mat and a ball.
3. Mindful Movements #2 - Recover & Regenerate
This routine is designed to alleviate pain and give your body a much needed break following intense workouts. Sarah will draw your awareness towards common areas that may be causing you pain in order to increase your mobility, repair areas of tightness, and speed up muscle recovery. Ditch the knots and the stress holding you back from your best self!
4. Daily Muscle Relief Fight the Effects of Sitting
Join Kelly Lee for her Daily Muscle Relief Series. These low impact exercises will help to counter the strain you place on the body through high intensity exercise and the effects of sitting during the day. This video will help to alleviate the stress, tension, and decreased flexibility caused by long periods of sitting. This routine can be completed while standing or seated, and can be done any time to power through the day.
This yoga and pilates blend is a great stretching routine for after a tough workout. It's also effective to use before bed to help you relax and fall asleep faster. We hold each of the stretches in this routine for 30 seconds. Some of the exercises you see in this routine are more dynamic, and fluid, but the vast majority are static stretches. It's important to realize that you should not do a routine with static stretches before you do the rest of your workout, particularly any kind of tough HIIT routine or strength training. Holding stretches in a static position before you do your regular workout can put you at risk for injury, so make sure that you save these kinds of flexibility and stretching workouts for after your workout is finished.
6. Flexibility & Control #5: Crab Bridge & Windshield Wiper
Don't be deceived by the slow controlled movements in this workout! This half hour series of flowing exercises will tone your entire body and help improve the flexibility in your shoulders, wrists, ankles and open up your hips. This will translate into improved body movement that will not only help you feel better, but also increase your overall fitness level. The movements might look simple, but they are not easy when you combine them and add lots of reps. Follow along with fitness expert Angelo in this Grokker Premium video as he takes you through a series of controlled movements in a relaxed and mellow outdoor setting. While the intensity level of this workout is low, these movements when performed in the controlled manner that Angelo will train you on, make for a very challenging workout as he adds more combinations and increased intensity throughout the routine.
7. Daily Muscle Relief to Alleviate Back Pain
Join Kelly Lee for her Daily Muscle Relief Series. These low impact exercises will help to counter the strain you place on the body through high intensity exercise and the effects of sitting during the day. This video will help to alleviate back pain by strengthening the back and lengthening the muscles in the front of the body. Use this routine to begin your day or before your workout for increased stability and mobility.
8. Pilates Bootcamp with Cassey Ho
Kill your muffin top! All you need for this workout is a single dumbbell. I'm using a 5 pounder, but you can use anywhere from 2.5 pounds to 10 pounds. I'm not gonna lie, this routine is a little challenging, but I just know you'll love it! In Pilates Bootcamp, Cassey Ho takes you all the way through tough but fun Pilates workouts designed to tone your arms, your legs, your abs, your butt, and everything in between.
9. Daily Muscle Relief Foam Roller Exercises
Experiencing muscle pain due to your workout regimen or your 9 to 5? Kelly Lee's low-impact foam roller exercises will loosen and relax your muscles, which is the perfect way to begin your day or get you ready for your workout. Be sure to check out the rest of Kelly's videos designed to soothe painful muscles.
10. HASfit Static Stretches Cool Down Exercise
Learn how to stretch with this total body stretching exercise routine to improve flexibility. These static stretches can be performed as a cool down after exercise or any other time.