What is the best yoga exercises for a bad back?
I have slipped discs, and arthritis in my back. I would like to know which yoga exercises are the best for this condition?
I just re-started yoga to help with my bad back.
Start with exercises where you lie on your back. Rest a while in a position similar to savasana (corpse pose), except with the legs resting on a chair. Simply staying here for 10-30 minutes will infuse your discs with fluid, reducing pressure on the nerves.
The first exercise is to hold hte lower back still, and turn the head to one side, then the other. Also, you can set the arms to the sides (but lower than the shoulders) then reach across your chest to stretch the arm and shoulder blade.
Do gentle releases of one hip at a time, leaving the other leg supported.
After a while, you can support your legs up a wall, instead of on a chair.
Working with very careful yoga stretches, plus some diet changes, deep healing is possible in as little as six weeks. Don't rush, or the pain will come back. (Email me if you want more details.)
Thank you for the recommendations. Ive been using an exercise ball, just laying on it, not helping. I will try all of them. My back is so bad that its actually affecting the way I walk. Thank you, thumbs up, and shared.
You're welcome, Artist101! An exercise ball is definitely too much strain for the first 6 weeks of bad back pain. Please do email me for more details, there are some risks to avoid.
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