A recent study has shown that yoga can be more effective than medication in relieving chronic lower back pain, with several poses being the most effective in delivering that relief. Chair pose and boat pose build strength, while the seated spinal twist, garland pose, and standing forward bend increase flexibility. The increased stabilization provided to the spine from developing the core muscles, coupled with increased flexibility and range of motion, leads to a reduction in many kinds of back pain.
- Yoga can reduce the need for medication for chronic lower back pain
- Combining the right pose with a focus on strengthening, stretching and lengthening can alleviate lower back pain
- The most effective Yoga poses for lower back pain relief are; the Chair Pose, Standing Forward Bend, Garland Pose, Seated Spinal Twist and the Boat Pose
“It’s important to always remember that when people stretch an area, it’s imperative to strengthen it, as well”