Yoga can be an effective and gentle tool to help manage your low back pain. Its many benefits include relief from pain, stress and anxiety – it’s also fun and challenging!
Yoga can help you reduce muscle tension, increase flexibility and strength while improving your balance. Warm up before trying yoga, as you want to help your back pain, not make it worse.
Here is a list of yoga poses that are great for beginners and can be done at home! Always listen to your body and do not continue a pose if it is painful. If you’re unsure if yoga is right for you or feel pain once you try it, talk to your chiropractor.
This bending pose strengthens the shoulders, core, back and legs while promoting back flexibility.
This standing pose will help you separate hip and leg movement from pelvic and low back mobility.
This floor pose will help you strengthen your shoulders and back. It promotes flexibility in the upper back.
This pose will help you strengthen your legs and spine. It teaches body awareness on how to hinge and move from the hip joint.
Your chiropractor can help you determine what’s causing your pain, and will recommend exercises that are right for you. In Ontario, you don’t need a referral to see a chiropractor. To find a chiropractor near you, use the Chiropractor Locator on our website at www.chiropractic.on.ca.