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catspawC2Most of us have experience back discomfort or pain at one time or another and for some of us it is every present.  At times we need to have a strategy for back care.  What does that mean?  Many people experience back pain. Whether it is mild or crippling, yoga can be beneficial for you. By doing certain yoga poses you can help to relieve some of the pain that you are feeling in your back. This blog post will be focusing on three poses you can use to help get rid of your back pain. To learn more about these yoga poses, read on.

Yoga Poses for Back Pain

Downward-Facing Dog

The first yoga pose you can try to help your back pain is downward-facing dog. This is a great stretch that targets your back extensors, which are the large muscles that help form your lower back. Try it out for yourself: first get on your hands and knees, with your hands slightly in front of your shoulders. Pressing back, raise your knees off the floor and lift your tailbone up towards the ceiling.

Child’s Pose

The next yoga pose you can try to help your back pain is the child’s pose. This is a great stretch to elongate the back. To do this stretch, begin by starting on all fours with your hands stretched out in front of you. Then sit back so your glutes come to rest above your heels.

Upward Forward Bend

Lastly, you could also try the upward forward bend for any back pain that you may be having. This stretches the back muscles while providing a release for the shoulders. To do this start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees loose. As you exhale, hinge at your waist and bend forward, reaching towards the floor.

These are just a couple of ways you can help to relieve pain in your back. If you’d like to learn more ways, please contact us.

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