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Sun Salutation to Relieve Lower Back Pain

You should be awed at how yoga exercises could do wonders, especially for lower back pain. Through the years, the potential of doing yoga exercises and poses to help treat and eliminate lower back pain is getting more and more popular especially in the modern Western world.

There are specific yoga exercises, techniques, and poses that could specifically bring about sought-after relief for lower back pain. The most common and most popular posture series of Yoga for the problem is Sun Salutation. Also called Surya Namaskar, Sun Salutation is a 12-posture series of Yoga techniques that is performed collectively in a graceful and single flow. It is often used as a basic warm up. It helps build muscle strength and it bolsters overall physical flexibility. Just a round of Sun Salutation could comprise of two complete sequences. One sequence would target the body’s right side while the other would target the left side.

Sun Salutation is started by standing firmly in a Mountain pose. In this position, make sure the feet are hip width apart. Bring your hands together in a palm-to-palm position, the fingers pointing upward as if you are praying. As you maintain this position, take a number of deep breaths before finally moving on to the next pose. Start inhaling and raising your arms upward. Your head must slowly bend backward as the arms stretch above it. Your back must be arched further, as far as you feel comfortable.

As you do so, exhale and then bend forward. Your knees should be bent as you feel necessary. Your hands should rest beside your feet and your head should touch your knees. Do recommended positions and poses repeatedly for some time. As the minutes pass, feel your body get relaxed and your lower back pain relieved.

The next step is to take the right leg back with toes under and the left knee bent touching the floor with your hands. Then take the left leg back, with both legs straight and pushing the hands firmly into the floor begin to take the chest/head to the floor, your body is now in an inverted ‘V’.

Take the seat away from you on a diagonal, if your heals are to the floor then lengthen the distance between your hands and your feet so the heals are just off the floor. Even if your head is on the floor it is a continueus process to lengthen the spine. Then come down into ‘crocodile’ (Chaturanga) then into cobra, to dog pose then bring right leg through between hands with knee bent, bring other leg through to Uttanasana then breathing in on the way up hands to the side and leading the way.

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