ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Cure Back Pain with Yoga

Updated on December 19, 2013
Back Pain
Back Pain

Back pain is a very common ailment and most people regardless of age will at least experience this once in their lives. Back pain could be something that may be gone very quickly, or something that will stick around for months or even years. For this unfortunate type, it comes and goes just like a frequent visitor.

There are things that can be done about this back pain such as using a better and ergonomically designed chair, better standing and sitting posture, chiropractic treatment, exercise and yoga. Surgery is one of the option but it would be the last resort as it does not guarantee a full recovery. The method that we want to discuss here is practicing yoga for back pain.

What you can do about your back pain is up to you and your doctor. You should listen to them only to a certain limit cause most probably, a doctor will recommend a surgery as the best resort; it might or might not cure you. However, if your doctor recommends you to do exercises that could strengthen your back muscles, perhaps you should follow. Some will even recommend you to practice yoga.

Yoga can be very easy on the body and there are lots of things in Yoga could help you directly or indirectly. Yoga could be a complicated form of exercise but you do not need to know all of the moves that most classes have; just do the ones that work well with your back and that's enough. Anyhow, this is your purpose, isn't it?


Doing Yoga Might Help

In case if your doctor is recommending you to do yoga for back pain, they would probably have certain guidelines and recommendations for you. If they don't have, you can consult with a yoga consultant.

Yoga is all about strength and flexibility and for the most part, this is going to be recommended for people who suffer from muscle problems rather than spinal injury.

Thought it might not be the best solution for bulging and crushed discs, yoga for back pain can really help when your muscles are messed up and tight which resulting you can hardly relax. Some people back go out of place because of weak muscles and doing yoga can help with this issues; it can be a good preventative measure that you can take.

You have two main choices when doing yoga for back pain. 1) You can do it from home with the proper instruction or 2) you can attend a yoga class, guided by a instructor.

If you are going to do it from home, you may want to get some yoga courses in the form of books and DVDs. There are a lot of these courses available in the market and to make it easier, you can even get them online from amazon. Besides, you must also need to make sure that you get the right mat to use on your floor and any other necessary accessories that will help you through the workout.

On the other hand, if you choose to attend a class, that would be even easier but before you register for a class, make sure that you explain your back problem to the instructor so that he would know which class to put you in. Other than that he might even give you more concern and some special guided instructions.

Practice Yoga Now

Woman doing meditation yoga
Woman doing meditation yoga

Whether you are doing yoga at home or in a class, make sure that you always remember that your limits may be pushed. It might hurt a little as you work your way through (particularly if you are a beginner), but make sure that you don't push too hard, stop if things are too painful for you. You surely don't want to cause more damages than what you already have in your back.

Go slowly and steadily. What is going to happen is that you are actually going to build up the muscles that support your spine in pace. The stronger it is, the less pain that it will be.

Although yoga is highly recommended but it is not the ultimate solution for all sufferers. It might or might not work for you but I do believe that it's worthy to try. You have nothing to loose except learning some new form of exercises. Give it a try for a month of two before making up your mind because it's unrealistic to expect immediate results.

For non Yoga Practitioner: 3 Exercises to Cure Back Pain

Would you like to write for HubPages?

Do you have a passion? Or perhaps something that you are very good at and that you want to share it with others? If that's so, why not express your thoughts with writings and have them published on HubPages? HubPages is a great place to share your opinions and thoughts, which at the same time earning you passive income. There are actually few different ways to earn money, and there are many hubs and threads that explain exactly how to do this for you, in simple but yet thorough explanation. HubPages is a great community to meet new friends and hubbers.

Sign Up Today with HubPages for free and be part of the community that contributes to a better world!


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)