Yoga is considered to be a safe method of pain management for those who are in significant lower back pain. According to a study by the Archives of Internal Medicine, taking 12 weeks of weekly yoga classes not only improved overall back function but it also reduced symptoms for suffers of chronic lower back pain. Those who participated in the study even reported that they required less medication to relieve the effects of their back pain. So why not try yoga for lower back pain yourself. 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.Full Body Yin Yoga by Kassandra Reinhardt
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Supported Restorative Backbends
This class is all about supported backbends. Bending forward is a large part of our daily routine. We lean forward and sit at the computer facing forward. These restorative poses, guided by Judith Hanson Lasater, will help undo the constant habit of this action to help you relieve tension and reduce pain. Backbends do not need to be strenuous or intense in order to feel the benefits. These poses are more about opening rather than stretching.
4. Energizing Vinyasa: Core Love
Core work! This class will up your vibe and get you sweating. Start nice and easy with some breath work then fire up the mid-section with side planks, boat pose and more. This practice is stellar on its own or combined with another one of MC's classes. Either way, you'll feel fired up and strong in the end.
5. 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.
6. Back Pain
Having some pain in your lower back? Try out these yoga poses which can help relieve the tension.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Cardio + Core Vinyasa
This vinyasa class is all about building heat, and strengthening and elongating your core. Not only does a strong core make you feel great, but it is essential for every day activities and maintaining a healthy back.
10. Full Body Yin Yoga
This yin yoga class is designed to stretch and open your entire body in a short amount of time. It is perfect for those days where you're on-the-go, feeling stressed and tense, and are looking to make some time to focus on your wellbeing. Grab a block and join Kassandra on the mat when you're ready.