Back pain is the most common issue that most people suffer from. According to the American Chiropractic Association,
" 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time"
You would be surprised to know that most back pain doesn't stem from injuries or medical conditions. Most backaches occur from repetition in everyday movements such as bending wrong, lifting things the wrong way, sitting or lying to long, or because of our posture overall. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. The back is so complex that anything can cause these issues.
There are preventative measures that you can take to avoid these pitfalls. Here are 7 different yoga moves that you can do anywhere to relieve and prevent backaches.
Down Dogs help stretch the the whole body. It can improve sinuses, boost your immune system, and create blood flow. It does calm the body and mind. It is also good for digestion.
Cat and Cow Pose is great for back and neck pain. It helps with any tension that you may have in these areas after a long hard day at work.
Child's pose is great for any kind of stress because it is a restful pose. It increases blood circulation and massages your internal organs. It also stretches out the spine, lower back, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles.
Pigeon pose helps to open the hips and hip flexors. It also helps to stretch the thighs and groin area. A lot of people don't realize it but we do carry stress in our hips which cause them to tighten. When they start to tighten, this actually can increase back pain because those muscles are all connected.
Legs up the wall pose is great inversion without the experience. It increases blood flow, arthritis, headaches, high blood pressure, low blood pressure and insomnia, & digestion. It calms the mind while helping the nervous system. It also relieves lower back pain by helping to decompress the spine.
Wide leg straddle stretch helps the interior and exterior of the legs while helping the back. You can do this position either sitting or standing.
Lying down single leg hamstring stretch is awesome for the hamstrings, calves, and lower back. You can also do this one sitting up with both legs out in seated double hamstring stretch.