There are many yoga poses that help with back pain and stress relief. Here are 5 simple poses to help with back pain. Please do consult with your doctor if back pain persists.
Child’s pose helps to decompress your lower back, and if your back is hurting this is a quick and simple pose to do. Come to the floor with your knees bent. Have your big toes touch together and sit back on heels sinking your hips low.
Lean forward bringing your arms out in front of you and stretch your fingers. Rest your forehead on your mat or floor. Breath in through your nose. Breath out through your nose. Focus on your breathe sending attention to your back.
Hold this pose for about a minute and give it time to relax
Get on your hands and knees with wrists lined up beneath shoulders and knees in line with hips. Take a deep breath in, and inhale to bend your spine so abs are drawn toward the floor, head tilted up. On an exhale, arch back upward, curling chin toward chest, tucking tailbone under. Repeat this 5 times for best results.
Standing Forward Bend With Your Knees Bent
Bring your feet hip width distance apart. Hinge forward and release your head toward the floor.
Bend knees and then rest your chest on your thighs. Grab opposite elbows.
This is one of the best poses to do after you’ve spent a lot of time sitting at a desk or in front of a computer.
Lie on your stomach with your legs straight behind you. Bring your hands at shoulders, and then press into hands to lift your chest.
Keeping your elbows bent, hold for 30 seconds and then repeat 3 times.
Cobra is particularly good for your lower back as is it’s a counter pose to sitting at a computer.
Happy Baby Pose (Dead Bug Pose)
Lie on back and reach up to grab the outside of your feet. Slowly pull on your feet and try to bring your knees towards your arm pits.
This pose is great for releasing the sacrum, so make sure your lower back is on the floor (or mat) in order to get the full effect.