Article by Aman Sharma
One of the most common medical problems across the globe is that of low back pain. Back pain can affect anyone, at any age, regardless of the eating habits, lifestyle or weight. Although most cases of low back pains are easy to resolve, it’s one of the most frustrating problems for both patients and doctors. The start of a solution to any health related issue is to understand the cause and effect equation behind it. But unlike other problems, in back pain nothing is permanently damaged and there’s usually no underlying condition causing back pain, therefore nothing shows up in tests. Therefore, both general physician and patients can not figure out the solution at once. As they say, there’s no ‘magic bullet’ to cure back pain.
In the past, general physicians would send patients to a surgeon to alleviate back pain. Increasingly, however, now doctors are beginning to recognise the benefits of Yoga. Yoga not only helps reduce back pain, but also gives patients the strength to deal with it in a better way. So, if you’ve got back pain – try taking it to the Yoga mat (after consultation with your doctor). Yoga cultivates a balance between the flexibility and strength of the muscles of the body, often the real culprit in back pain. Yoga can help you strengthen your abdominals (weak abs contribute to swayback and back pain). Pranayama (breath control) is the breathing technique of yoga that works wonders in increasing physical and psychological performance, hence reducing stress (which causes you to tighten and tense, tending to increase pain).
It’s also imperative that all the tissues in our bodies should move regularly to function properly. Yoga boosts circulation in the disks of the spine (to push out stale and bring in new disk fluid and blood, bringing in vital nutrients). There are many benefits to be found from a disciplined practice of Yoga, many stemming from improvements in the overall circulatory function. There are even some particular Yoga exercises called Inversions which are es pecially developed to improve stamina and the strength of the upper body. Wrong posture (sitting, standing or sleeping) is considered as one of the most common causes of back pain problem. Regular practice of Yoga makes a person aware of his/her posture (so that one can use the alignment seen in yoga poses to the everyday, work-a-day world and lessen strain on the back).
Our bodies mostly develop problems like back pain, to signal the need of a getaway from the chaos and stress of our everyday lives. India, the world capital of Yoga offers many options of such getaways. The numerous Yoga centers across India offer Yoga vacations India to suit every travel budget. And the whole experience is further enriched by coupling it with a tour which allows one to feel the warmth, culture and diversity of India.
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