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. Yoga for Back Strength by Julie Montagu
1. Hamstring and Lower Back Relief
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. 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.
3. Lower Back Care #2
If you sit or stand for most of the day without conditioning your lower spine, chances are you suffer from back pain. In this Grokker premium video, Anusara instructor Sam Shakti Brown guides you through some essential asanas (yogic postures) for keeping your lower spine strong, aligned, and healthy. Checkout her Lower Back Care collection for more videos to help with back pain.
4. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Upper Body
Counteract the damage done by hunching over the computer, preparing dinner, driving, or giving your kids a bath. In this Grokker Premium video you'll learn how to open up your front body to release tension in your shoulders, neck and upper back. Grokker Yoga Therapeutics Expert, Robyn Capobianco, leads you through a deep stretching sequence that will ease pain, and restore the proper alignment of your upper spine. You will need a pair of yoga balls and 2 blocks. All Levels.
5. Lower Body Release
Feeling tight in the hips, legs and lower back? Create space and release tension in lower body with this restorative yoga session that has been designed to stretch and lengthen muscles including the hamstrings, inner thighs and calves. This relaxing class is great for stress relief and calming the mind.
6. Gentle Yoga for the Lower Back
Unwind deeply, slowly, and spaciously from the inside out. These postures have been designed to bring awareness, agility, and relaxation through the deep tissue structures in your lower back. In this all-levels class, join Grokker Yin Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, as she guides you into a quiet Yin Yoga practice that will rejuvenate both mind and body. After this Grokker Premium video you'll find that inner space and freedom take on a whole new meaning.
7. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Lower Back
Suffering from lower back pain? This 30-minute therapy session focuses on the low back and sacroiliac (SI) joint. Through a series of self massage practices, hip opening postures, and core strengthening exercises, Grokker Yoga Expert Robyn Capobianco will teach you everything you need to know to keep your lower back healthy. In this Grokker Premium video, learn the basic anatomy of this region, common causes of low back pain and how to mobilize and strengthen the muscles to effectively support your low back and SI joint.
8. Hips, Hammies, and Lower Back
This routine works on relaxing your your hips, hamstrings and lower back. The purpose of this workout is to help your body unwind at the end of a tough day.
9. Yoga For Lower Back Pain
Adriene leads a Yoga sequence For Lower Back Pain - offering you the tools to assist in healing and preventive care. Practice this sequence regularly and stay tuned for more sequences for the lower back and happy spine. Follow this sequence up with a gentle cobra stretch or bridge pose. Always listen to your body and find what feels good.
10. Vinyasa: Free the Lower Spine
The sacral chakra is located at the base of the lumbar spine, and is source of our inner creativity, sensuality, and inspiration. This practice is focused on creating space through the hips, and strengthening the lumbar region of the spine. Join Vinyasa Expert, Tammy Mittell, in this Grokker Premium video in freedom for the spine.