As we carry on through our hectic day to day lives, we all too often fail to understand how our body's respond to stress. The stress that we cope with doesn't just go away, we actually carry it within our body; it stores itself in our muscles, particularly the muscles of our upper back, and this muscle tension can lead to tremendous pain and discomfort. Regular yoga practice can assist in relaxing your muscles to eliminate much of this upper back pain, restoring comfort and ridding your body of the pain you struggle to cope with.Yin Yoga for the Lower Back by Kassandra Reinhardt
1. Yin Yoga for the Lower Back
This yin yoga class focuses on alleviating discomfort in your lower back by providing supportive poses that are held for an extended period of time. These poses feel especially good if you spend a lot of time standing throughout the day or doing strenuous work.
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. Yoga For Arthritis Pain Relief
Stiff, achy, swollen joints can keep us from moving and exercising. But Motion is Lotion and movement is the Antidote to Aging. These gentle yoga movements were specifically designed to increase prana flow into your muscles, bones and joints so that you can move more freely with less pain.
4. Gentle Full Body Yoga Flow
Feel "forever young" with this gentle yoga flow that brings energy and vitality into your being. Grokker expert Sherry Zak Morris provides accessible sequences to help you increase your flexibility, build your stamina, and improve your strength. This class is designed with the 50+ age group in mind, but great for anyone looking for a gentle, full body class.
5. Workplace Wellness: Relieve Back Pain
How would you like to soothe back pain in just 5 minutes? Whether you're sitting all day or performing repetitive motions, Grokker expert Christina Robohm will guide you through effective, low-impact stretches designed to help relieve and re-strengthening strained back muscles.
6. Yoga and Pilates Fusion: Relieve Back Tension
This class is perfect for those days where you're feeling tension in your upper or lower back. Whether you work at desk all day or have been taking on a lot of strenuous activity, allow Grokker expert Tammy Mittell to guide you through this gentle pilates and yoga sequence that will ease your pain, and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.
7. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Yin Yoga for the Back
Today you will be taken through a wonderful and soothing yin yoga class that will help relax and ease tension in your back. By holding poses for prolonged periods you will lengthen your spine, reduce your stress levels, and finish this class feeling rejuvenated and energized.
8. Chair Yoga: Neck and Shoulders
Melt tension through the neck and shoulders with stimulative exercises for the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Grokker Yoga Expert Sierra Campbell will guide you into this simple, yet deeply restorative yoga and meditation practice focused on complete relaxation seated in a chair, in a car, or in flight. Sit back and soothe stress away with simple methods for lasting relaxation in this Grokker Premium video. Appropriate for all levels.
9. Seated Therapeutics for the Neck and Shoulders
Release deep tension through the neck and shoulders to help alleviate pain and improve posture. You can adapt these seated postures to maintain an open chest and centered mind throughout your work day by substituting a chair for the bolster, or even come to standing to increase circulation through the lower body while you align the upper back. Allow Yoga Expert Morgan Levay to guide your body into a state of soft strength as you unwind the muscles along your spine.
10. Back Pain
Having some pain in your lower back? Try out these yoga poses which can help relieve the tension.