Follow along with Kelly from YogiApproved.com as she takes you through this yoga flow designed to help you find relief from your lower back pain.
Our sedentary lifestyles contributes to, or can be a risk factor for:
Organ damage: heart disease, over-productive pancreas, and colon cancer
Muscle degeneration: mushy abs, tight hips, limp glutes
Leg disorders: poor circulation and soft bones
Foggy brain, strained neck, sore shoulders, and back
Bad back: inflexible spin and disk damage.
Here is how the back suffers:
The back suffers from the neck down to the tailbone; it’s an all-over crisis. I know ‘crisis’ sounds extreme, but truly, sitting is the new smoking. Let’s examine this a bit deeper:
While sitting at your desk, the neck is strained from the constant craning action towards a keyboard or computer screen. The shoulders are overworked from the constant rounding action of the back, which results in poor posture.
And our spines – aaaaah!
The spine becomes inflexible due to lack of movement and fresh blood pumping through the system. This “lack” then leads to the discs becoming squashed and uneven, eventually leading to hardened collagen in all the wrong places.
So how can we relieve and ultimately reverse the aches and pains from our sedentary lifestyles?
Here’s what professionals recommend:
Sit on something wobbly like a stability ball.
Stretch the hip flexors often.
Alternate between sitting and standing.Take frequent walks.
Try doing yoga – duh!
The following yoga poses are covered in this video:
Supine Spinal Twist
Cat & Cow Pose
Downward Facing Dog
Thread the Needle
Legs Up the Wall
(This yoga flow is appropriate for yogis of all skill levels. Listen to your body and back off if anything feels uncomfortable.)
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