Yoga, which has been in practice for hundreds of years for promoting health and preventing diseases have found to be useful in the people with back pain. The advantages of yoga in spine health include pain relief, increase in strength and flexibility and teach us the ways of relaxation.
Yes, it’s true that not one treatment would work for all the people. But, several aspects in yoga are making it appropriate for relieving back/neck pain. Several studies have shown that several aspects of this wonderful art people who did yoga have gained the following things which are found be the primary goals of any physical treatment program: Strength; Flexibility; Endurance.
Hence, I would say that practicing yoga and doing it regularly will be the best way to maintain your spinal health in long term.
4 Simple Yoga Poses Relieve You from Spinal Issues:
Not only yoga could help you in maintain your spinal health in good condition, this art could also be used for relieving you from the issues that are diagnosed in your spine. Following are some of the simple poses in yoga which would be highly beneficial in relieving you from some of the major spinal issues:
- Cat/Cow Position:
This position is great as warm-up exercise and would work by gently massaging your spine. To achieve this, you must start on your hands as well as knees in which your hands should be shoulder distance away and your knees should be hip distance away. Now, just inhale very slowly and look up on your back. Then, exhale very slowly and look down towards your stomach.
Note: In order to achieve best results, you must repeat this exercise at least five to ten times in a day. Also, you must ensure to connect your breathing to the movements.
- Supported Fish Position:
To achieve this position, you must sit placing a little blocks one at the back of your shoulder in vertical position and another at the below your head vertically. The second block should be used like a pillow for your head. Now, enable your body to rest on these blocks by having your arms to rest on the sides. This can be used as a good relaxation exercise for your back. [Read more…]