Did you know that back pain affects anywhere between fifty to eighty percent of the population at some point throughout their lives? (Rubin 2007)
If you suffer from back pain, you are definitely not alone. In fact, the majority of people deal with back pain nowadays due to the fact that many of us spend more time than ever hunched over desks or computers all day long. By sitting in the same position for hours at a time, the posture is poorly affected, and chronic pain can begin to set it.
The good news is that there are so many different yoga poses out there that can help with back pain. Since discomfort in the back of the body can be caused by numerous different reasons, there are many types of poses and practices to choose from, and each one can assist your back in different ways.
in the video above, we focused on happy baby. This fun and dynamic pose has you rolling side to side on your back while holding your feet, ankles, or even straps. This gentle rolling helps to massage through the muscles of the back and release tension that is stored within them.
If you find yourself dealing with back pain, we recommend taking a look at the video above, or checking out our numerous resources for back pain on our website. You can also checkout our Better Back Yoga program by clicking here.
Reference: Rubin D. I. (2007). Epidemiology and risk factors for spine pain. Neurologic clinics, 25(2), 353–371. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ncl.2007.01.004