This Sequence Will Help Your Lower Back!
Whether you are carrying groceries, lifting weights, hauling kids, cleaning, or even sitting, your lower back is always being used. In some way or another your lower back is constantly getting stressed. If you already have bad posture or are overweight, this increases the stress on your lower back. This can lead to tightness, stiffness, and obviously annoying pain!
Luckily, by doing some simple yoga poses daily, you can find relief for your lower back. Stretching your lower back will help it deal with the aforementioned stressors. The following article reveals a simple flow you can do that takes less time than taking a shower and will have a much better effect on your lower back over the long term.
See this sequence below and be sure to share this with your friends who are seeking some relief!
1) Begin with hands and knees on the mat, knees separated to the outer edges of the mat.
2) Sit your tailbone down and back between your heels and lower your belly between your thighs.
3) Stretch your arms long in front of you and relax your forehead onto the mat. Breathe fully and hold as long as you’d like.
Hold for 1 minute breathing slowly and relaxing everything. Move directly into the next pose.
1) Begin on your hands and knees with hands directly under shoulders and knees directly under hips.
2) Start with your spine in a “neutral” or long position, then gently lift your heart and tailbone so your back gently curves downward. Be sure to focus on the lifting – do not press your back downward. Let the curve happen naturally.
3) Look slightly upward with a relaxed neck and breathe gently.
Hold for 30 seconds and move directly to the next pose.
1) Begin lying face down on your mat with head slightly lifted and hand sitting directly under shoulders.
2) Point your toes so the tops of you feet are on the mat.
3) As you exhale, press through your hands and the tops of your feet raising your body and legs up off the ground until arms are straight.
4) Keep your neck relaxed and long and quads tight as you hold and breathe.
Hold for 3o seconds and move directly to the next pose.
See the full sequence from Get Healthy U here.
To Your Health And Wellness!