A lot of people are turning to yoga to help enhance their physical and mental health. If you suffer from back pain, you may be able to benefit from regular yoga. The benefits as they apply to back pain come in three forms, as follows:
- Muscle Strengthening: Many yoga exercises are designed to strengthen your lower back and abdominal muscles, which gives you a better ability to resist back injuries.
- Stretching: Tight muscles are a key cause behind a lot of back pain, as they pull your spine into uncomfortable positions and render you more susceptible to injury. The stretching exercises taught in yoga serve to effectively solve this problem.
- Relaxation: Stress causes and aggravates many physical problems, including back pain. More stress adds up to tighter muscles and poor circulation of important nutrients required by your back tissues. Yoga has been proven to reduce stress.
For additional help managing your long-term back pain, contact Nu Star’s Edmonds chiropractic clinic.