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How can Hatha Yoga Help in Back Pain Prevention?

06.12.2019 · Posted in Writing and Speaking

Know how you can achieve the same in the following article.

Back pain is a complication that people from around the globe are suffering from, either as a teenager, an adult or an elderly. Obviously, age is a factor that causes back pain in elders, but pack pain in the early years of life is alarming.

At home, lifting something heavy may cause strain in the back; at work, bad body posture or a sitting job could be a cause. In youngsters, stiffness in the body can cause severe back pain. In any of the cases, if the pain is left uncured it may become chronic. You can either pay hefty amounts to the hospitals or wait for the pain to be cured or indulge yourself into something inexpensive that lasts long.

Practicing hatha yoga at home or at a yoga studio can help you alleviate back pain. Besides, yoga has extended benefits that you will realize once you start practicing.

Here are a few poses to prove how hatha yoga can help you in back pain prevention:

1.    BaddhaKonasana (Cobbler’s Pose): Do not belittle this pose because of its ease. The benefits of this basic hatha yoga pose can amaze anybody. All you have to do is be in the pose and hold it for up to 5 minutes. Holding on to the pose stretches the inner thighs, groin, spine, and buttocks. It improves flexibility in the ankles, feet, buttocks, and knees. The increased blood circulation relieves stress and fatigue from the body. It is considered as one of the best prenatal poses as it eases the labor. It not only benefits the reproductive system but also enhances fertility. This pose is also one of the most preferred yoga poses in yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.

2.    Bharadvajasana (Seer Pose): This intermediate level hatha yoga pose must be performed on either side for 30 seconds initially which can be stretched up to 60 seconds. The twist in the pose releases tension from the spine as well as back muscles and soothes the nervous system. Apart from preventing back pain, it improves the functioning of the spleen, kidneys, liver and the digestive system. It stretches the back, buttocks, and shoulders to develop flexibility. Practicing Bharadvajasana also treats carpal tunnel syndrome.

3.    Halasana (Plough Pose): To gain benefits from this basic to intermediate level hatha yoga pose is to hold it for at least 30 seconds. Regular practice of this pose rejuvenates and revitalizes the entire body. It boosts blood circulation which calms the brain, reduces stress and anxiety and releases tension from the spine, thoracic cavity and neck. This pose also aids in streamlining the breathing process. Practicing Halasana reduces chronic pains in the body and corrects the body posture. Moreover, it also cures insomnia, headaches, and aids in menopause discomfort.

4.    ArdhaMatsyanendrasana (Half Lord of the Fish Pose): This basic level hatha yoga pose must be performed first on the right side and then on the left for at least 30 seconds each. The twisting action of this pose has a tranquilizing effect on the body. It stretches your spine, torso and back muscles and alleviates stiffness from the body. Twisting the body on either side massages the digestive, urinary as well as reproductive system and enhances their functions. Moreover, this pose has a therapeutic effect on a slipped disc patient. To know more about this pose you must enroll for 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh

Don’t wait, start practicing hatha yoga at home to gain maximum benefits or join yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.

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