by damian m
Article by Glen Wood – The Yoga Teacher
Knee And Back Pain with the Help of Yoga Part 2
Although most back pains are caused by physical, anatomical reasons such as muscle strains, muscle imbalances and joint or disc herniation, stress, anger and depression also contribute to back pain or even be the cause. With back pain therapy, stretching and exercise have become essential components in decreasing and managing pain. It is found that relaxation therapy can also help reduce pain helping pacify mental or emotional stress.
Components of relaxation therapy can include visualization techniques, breathing exercises or meditation. With this in mind, yoga is an effective practice for managing and relieving back pain as the physical and mental components are addressed in yoga: postures, breathing and relaxation.
Yoga can also help chronic pain by preventing it in the first place. One debilitating condition, back pain, can be helped with yoga which boosts strength to the back’s major muscle groups. With constant repetition of these positions, it can work your abdominal muscles as well. When abdominal and back muscles are concentrated on at the same time, it works towards strengthening your muscular framework, your inner core, which means better posture that leads to reduced back pain.
Try yoga for back pain prevention and pain relief. Yoga is often helpful for back pain sufferers, as performing a variety of different types of postures generally help to stretch and strengthen all of the body’s major muscles groups.
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook was very helpful because it has a whole chapter called Hip, Thigh and Knee Pain. Plus, it has many detailed diagrams of the muscles inside of your leg that show where common trigger points are in these muscles, where pain is referred to when these trigger points are activated, and detailed instructions on how to release these contractions using some simple massage tools and self massage techniques.
Back pain is a problem which affects many people, and there are m any caus es of it ranging from bad posture, to weak abdominal and back muscles. Yoga postures will help to stretch the tight muscles and strengthen weak muscles which can create back pain.
It is best to do your yoga exercise for low back pain under the supervision of a certified yoga instructor, and if you encounter any problems with these poses, you should consult an expert. Even just one or two sessions with a yoga instructor can help, as an instructor will help you with your form and posture during poses.
About the Author
Glen Wood – The Yoga Teacher, dedicated to unlocking the Real Secrets of Back and Shoulder Pain.
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