Esther demonstrates Reclining Big Toe pose, or Supta Padangustasana. This pose helps to open the hips and the hamstrings and relieves lower back pain. This short sequence is great as a warm up for an entire yoga practice as well as being therapeutic for high blood pressure and infertility.
2. Supported Restorative Forward Bends
Restorative yoga takes many forms and in this class Judith Hanson Lasater will guide you through supported forwards bends and meditation. These two elements make a perfect pairing because forward bends lead us naturally and intuitively towards a meditative state. As a result of this practice you'll feel more open and aligned back body.
3. Restorative Yoga to Lengthen the Spine
Matece shows you how to help you keep your spine flexible, agile, and create a space that will strengthen it's ability to feed take care of the body. In this Grokker premium video, she will help calm your mind in this soothing restorative pose by guiding your mind through a journey of forgiveness and understanding. If you felt encouraged and refreshed from this video, please explore Matece Skows collection called Restorative Yoga.
4. Stretch the Spine and Back
In this video, Esther demonstrates two poses using props to extend the spine and open the body. These stretches are great for a stiff upper and lower back.
5. Lower Back Relief
If your lower back hurts these few simple poses will help relieve the pain.
6. Yin Pose for Stiff Lower Back
In this video, Esther shows you a simple but brilliant Yin pose for when your lower back is stiff and painful. Make sure you warm up before you do this practice.