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Yoga For Back Pain Relief

Often our back pain is simply a symptom of a problem in another area of our body. In many cases, back pain derives from overworked and mismanaged muscles, that go into spasm. it is often the habitual, repetitive nature of our movements that lead to back pain. This can be caused from a number of sports injuries as well as a lack of flexibility. Golfers, Tennis Players, Basketballer’s even hockey players can benefit from specific stretches and mindfulness activities to improve their game. Here’s an article from the on Yoga and its value to a players game. But, for most of us, the back is our weakest link due to stresses and strains, caused by poor alignment in other areas.

The state of your back is impacted by many things:

  • genetic background
  • your  posture
  • your hopes, dreams, stress levels, work satisfaction, home life, successes and failures
  • your eating habits, your bodyweight and your body fat allocation
  • the sports you participate in
  • prescription and recreational drugs and alcohol
  • weak abdominal and lower back muscles

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In order to take good care of your health and to have a healthy back for life, we know that we need to take our entire being into account.  Bringing attention to our breath is without a doubt the most important component for back pain.  Slow, conscious breaths calms our nervous system and increases our range of motion.


Our entire body is affected by the habitual actions of our spine. Therefore it is so important that we learn to take care of this narrow instrument. When you have a better sense of your own body position, you will begin to notice early warning signs – like poor posture and stress. These are signs that you would not have been made aware of before.

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You will learn the important skill of balancing, both therapeutic yoga and restorative yoga, in order to take good care of yourself and to manage your pain.

 In yoga, because of our attention to what we are feeling, we can learn to understand better what is causing our back pain. Through a slow, mindful  individualized practice, you learn about your back and take any setbacks you might experience as part of the learning process. The program that Eric Peters teaches, will guide you to do only what you are comfortable with, at any given time. Yoga is meditation in motion, and has been shown through many studies to be a very effective approach to chronic back pain.


 Yoga can be highly beneficial for chronic back pain in so many ways. 

Improves Flexibility:
Practicing yoga poses will help with back pain by improving your flexibility and mobility in your spine, muscles, and surrounding tissues, which can alleviate stiffness and reduce chronic pain.

Strengthens Muscles: 
Another benefit for yoga for back pain is that it strengthens the muscles that support your spine, including your core, back, and abdominal muscles. Strengthening these muscles helps to stabilize the spine and improve posture, reducing strain on the back and relieving chronic back pain.

Promotes Relaxation:
Yoga will help with your back pain as it incorporates breathing techniques and mindfulness practices that promote relaxation and reduce stress. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and meditation will help

Your back pain as it relaxes tense muscles and alleviates muscle spasms, which are common contributors to chronic back pain.

Yoga will offer relief to your back pain as it Increases Awareness of Body Mechanics: 

 Yoga helps teaches proper body alignment and awareness of movement, which can help individuals with chronic back pain learn to move more mindfully and avoid movements that exacerbate their symptoms.

Reduces Inflammation:
The gentle yoga classes that I teach will help your back pain by reducing inflammation in the body, which is highly beneficial for chronic back pain relief.

Improves  Posture:
Poor posture is a common cause of back pain. Yoga for back pain relief emphasizes proper alignment and posture, helping individuals develop better body awareness and alignment habits to prevent or alleviate chronic 
 back pain.

Enhances Overall Well-being:
A regular yoga practice has been shown to have numerous benefits for back pain, as it it will significantly improve your overall physical and mental well-being, including your mood, your energy levels, and your quality of sleep. These benefits can indirectly contribute to reducing chronic back pain by addressing underlying factors such as stress and fatigue.

It’s essential for individuals with chronic back pain to work with a qualified yoga instructor who can tailor their practice to their specific needs and limitations. You may need to modify certain poses or avoid specific movements to prevent aggravating your symptoms.