Thursday, March 9, 2017

Build a Strong Back wih These Yoga Poses!

Back pain is one of the most common complaints. Delve into these 4 yoga poses and begin to experience pain relief.

  1. Side Stretch from starting on your back and reaching your arms overhead and behind you. Make sure you flex your ankles while as you grab your left wrist with your right hand and reach both hands to the top of the right of your mat. Repeat opposite side.
  2. Seated Twist: Sit tall with legs extended, feet mat width apart. Ground down through your sitting bones and on the inhale sweep one arm down and back and your other arm forward until your fingertips reach the floor between your legs, twisting to one side. On your next inhale, sweep both arms forward and up and twist to the opposite side. Repeat 3 times per side.
  3. Plank Pose: Place palms directly beneath your shoulders and extend your legs back. Press firmly through the backs of your knuckles and engage your quads. Pull up through the lower belly and extend the energy through the soles of your feet and the crown of your head. Hold for several breaths.
  4. Savasana: Rest on your back for at least 5 minutes, or longer. Completely relax and breath. If you need props such as a bolster or blanket, go for it!


Mary Jane Kasliner

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