Yoga pose for Lower Back Pain

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Bhujangasana, The Cobra pose. To create core strength around the lower back.

What You'll Need

  • Yoga Mat (not necessary)

What You'll Do

  • Come to lie on your front, arms bent, hands under shoulders, finer tips pointing forward. Bring the side of the feet together and push the big toes into the mat. Lift the knees, engage through the hamstrings and buttocks and draw the navel back to the spine. As you inhale gently lift the chest from the mat, lifting the hands also. Take 1 - 6 breaths (depending on how hard to you want to work) and as you exhale release down lengthening the body along the floor. Relax the whole body and wiggle hips from side to side. Repeat up to 6 times.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you suffer from Sciatica you may need a different way to strengthen the muscles. Do no use arm strength to lift the body. Keep on breathing deeply into the tummy the whole time. This is only one asana or posture that will work together with other postures to help aid lower back pain.
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