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Yoga for Spine Health: 6 Postures to Try Today

February 15, 2022

Did you know that the average yoga practitioner spends over $1000 a year on their practice? But, you don’t need to spend a cent. Especially if you’re targeting a single area like your spine.

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think about your spine health until you have back discomfort. If you’ve thought of it early, you’re lucky as yoga is one of the finest techniques to maintain your spine health. 1

Having yoga for spine health on your mind can help keep back issues at bay. Furthermore, a good posture may boost your personality and confidence and make you appear more attractive.

Get yourself ready and say goodbye to your spine pain with these 6 postures.


Yoga for Spine Exercises

All of these exercises target the supporting muscles for your spine. If you run  into any intense discomfort during your practice, contact a professional like All Spine Care for advice

1. Boat Pose

If you want to improve your spine health and avoid back discomfort, you should strengthen the muscles that support your spine.

Boat Pose strengthens your abdominal muscles and back. This posture also develops your hip flexors and spine by balancing your sitting bones and tailbone.

2. Extended Triangle Pose

It’s easy to get caught up in showy back bending yoga postures and feel good flexion while you’re working on strengthening and developing the flexibility of your spine. Side stretches, such as Extended Triangle Pose, fall within this category.

Side stretches benefit the spine because they lengthen and extend the intercostal muscles, which can shorten over time and restrict mobility if not addressed.

Tight, short intercostal muscles limit mobility, promote shallow breathing, deteriorating posture, and can cause neck and shoulder discomfort.

3. Cobra Pose

This posture is fantastic for stretching and strengthening your core muscles. This position requires a spinal extension. The essential movement is to bend your spine backward from the floor position.

If you have trouble getting into this position, you may want to try some advanced spinal care first.

4. Camel Pose

Spinal exercises, such as Camel Pose, can help to alleviate concerns like lower back discomfort over time. Camel Pose is an excellent yoga position for back workouts since it extends the front of the legs and enhances spinal mobility.

5. Cat Pose

Cat pose extends the spine. Therefore the primary movement is to stretch and lengthen the spine. This posture may produce a slight pinching or soreness in the lower back for some people, especially if you are hypermobile.

In such instances, make sure you’re supporting your spine’s extension by pulling your belly button in tight. Pay particular attention to the stiffness of your lower tummy and draw your spine out from there.

6. Bow Pose

This yoga workout can be pretty valuable if you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk. Bow Pose simultaneously stretches your chest muscles, engages your abdominals, and extends your spine. This pose is beneficial for menstruation cramps and can help rectify head posture.

Yoga for Spine Health

Yoga for spine health is an effective treatment. Perform each posture to the best of your abilities, and remember to listen to your body. If you are worried about trying the poses, you could book an appointment to check your spinal mobility.

For a healthy spine, book your appointment with Dr. Andrew Moulton at All Spine Care.

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