3 Yoga Poses For Lower Back Pain

The specialists at Revelation Chiropractic are passionate about finding non-surgical solutions to back pain. It’s one of the reasons we became chiropractors in the first place! We believe that hands-on manipulation of the musculoskeletal structure helps the body safely heal itself. Our goal is to help you take care of your body and ultimately experience less pain in your daily life.

Along with our specialty area — torque release technique — we also talk with our patients about exercise and stretches they can do at home to maintain alignment between sessions. We love when our patients find ways to help themselves feel happier and healthier, and one way to do so is to practice yoga regularly.

Yoga teaches our bodies to relax and stretch in order to help alleviate back pain and increase flexibility. While nothing can take the place of regular chiropractic alignments, we do recommend that you find ways to exercise and stretch your body to keep in shape. Read on to learn more about the benefits of yoga for lower back pain. You can also contact us at any time to discuss your pain and how our Fort Collins office can help you begin the journey of healing!

Child’s Pose

Child’s pose is a great way to start or end your day. It involves kneeling on the floor and stretching your body over your knees, placing your arms straight out in front of you and resting them on the floor. Hold this pose for as long as you need to get a long, soothing stretch.

This pose helps elongate the back and gets you more in touch with your body. We don’t often get this close to the floor, and doing so lets us feel more deeply which parts of your body are tense. For example, you may find it hard to kneel because your hamstrings are tight. Or you feel resistance in your glutes. If done regularly, though, you’ll find that this pose is really restful, and a great way to destress after a long day.

Cat and Cow Pose

This pose is perfect for a sore back and helps loosen the muscles up and down the entire back. You can perform this stretch on it’s own or use it as a warm-up or cool-down for a workout.

Start on all fours, and move into the cat pose by slowly arching your back. Hold this position for a moment, really feeling the space between each vertebra, then move into cow by scooping your spine in the opposite direction and lifting your head.

Move back and forth between these poses until you feel more loose and open in your back.

Upward-Facing Dog

This pose involves laying flat on your belly on the floor with your palms near the middle of your torso. Press your hands into the floor and raise your chest off the ground. Hold this position for as long as you need, and repeat until you feel your chest open and your abdominal and back muscles engage.

Most of the clients that come to our chiropractors believe that back pain is caused by a problem with the spine. But often, this misalignment is caused by many factors, including posture or tight muscles around the spine and pelvis. Doing yoga poses like the three we’ve outlined today can help you strengthen and loosen these muscles, helping you experience less back pain.

Revelation Chiropractic in Fort Collins

Our team loves when clients tell us chiropractic adjustments changed their life. We are proud to educate as many families and individuals as possible and help them find optimal health. We truly believe that your health affects every part of your life, and getting to the root of dysfunction within the nervous system is the best way to start.

We want to help you live life to the fullest, including incorporating regular exercise and stretching, like yoga. Contact us today to set up an appointment and ask about our new patient special.

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