Yoga for Lower Back Pain

A few yoga poses to help get you started

Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider.
These yoga poses for lower back pain are a must for all of us who work each day on a computer, desk, or other constraining apparatus. Lower back pain can be helped with yoga poses done regularly (if currently suffering from lower back pain, be sure to consult with your physician before beginning any physical fitness regimen):
  • Big Toe Pose (Padangusthasana): Lengthen your back by gently stretching and strengthening those difficult hamstrings.
  • Cat (Marjaryasana) & Cow Poses (Bitilasana): These poses help warm up the spine and provide a gentle massage to the belly organs
  • Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana): This stalwart of a yoga pose offers the ultimate all-over stretch.
  • Extended Puppy Pose (Uttana Shishosana): This mix of Child’s Pose and Downward Facing Dog helps lengthen the spine.
  • Chair Pose (Utkatasana): Working the supporting muscles of the arms and legs, this pose also stimulates the hear and diaphragm.