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5 Benefits of yoga for Back pain

Yoga is an amazing way or even a simple tool to prevent Back pain and also to help you in your recovery if you're suffering from it.

Here are 5 reasons why...




1. Relaxes and Stretches Muscles

Each yoga poses whether held for a few seconds or practiced in a flowing way incorporates relaxation and stretching of different muscles, which helps to relieve muscular tension. The muscles targeted by each pose will either flex or stretch. Those movements will promote relaxation and will increase the flexibility of the joints and muscles of the back.




2. Strengthens Muscles

Many of the yoga poses target different muscular groups but most of them will work on the muscles of the back and our core. Alternating poses and working on those specific group muscles will help strengthen these muscles occurs during a yoga class. Studies have shown that when the muscles of the back and core are strong and conditioned properly, lower back pain can be prevented. If you’re already suffering from back pain, proper targeting and exercising of those muscles will help you on your way to recovery.



3. Improves Blood Flow

During a yoga class, a certain emphasis on your breathing will be brought. Flowing into yoga poses following the rhythm of your breath will give you a certain rhythm but will also help to provide whole-body relaxation and encourage increased blood flow throughout the body. With this Improved blood flow, you will bring nourishment in and will flush waste out, helping to improve the environment surrounding the muscles of the back.




4. Promotes a Neutral Spinal Alignment

Whilst practicing yoga, you will bring awareness into your spine, especially in trying to keep it in a neutral alignment. By doing this on a regular basis, you will help improve your posture and balance by training your body to keep your head, shoulders, and pelvis aligned properly.



5. Improves Mental Health

In addition to all the previously mentioned benefits, a regular practice of yoga puts your mind into a relaxed state, allowing you to decrease stress and anxiety, and also enhance your mood. A relaxed state of being and enhanced mood can help combat the negative psychological effects that chronic back pain can cause.


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