Can Yoga Relieve Lower Back Pain?

downward dogWe often hear people complain of back problems. In a culture that sits in chairs, sofas and cars, we are especially vulnerable to low back issues.

lumbar spine

Yoga helps to educate and bring awareness to this tender and highly susceptible area of the body called the lumbar spine.

The lumbar spine is normally comprised of five vertebra that sit between the upper back (thoracic spine) and the sacrum (click here for last week’s discussion). As you can see in the drawing, the position of the lumbar spine sits directly behind the abdominal area. Unlike the sacrum, it’s highly mobile and can rotate, flex and extend, making it, and the muscles that surround it, candidates for injury and pain.

Here are three key concepts that will help you to generate awareness and right action for your lower back: Continue reading “Can Yoga Relieve Lower Back Pain?”