Asana: Back & Spinal Conditions

Physical practices (often using asana variations) can help with:

  1. Axial extension – increasing space between the vertebrae and releasing pressure on discs
  2. Improved mobility and flexibility – releasing tightness and tension in the muscles
  3. Relaxation of tight hip flexors and hamstrings – helping to realign the pelvis
  4. Postural realignment
  5. Increased muscle strength
  6. Alleviation of muscular imbalances
  7. Improved circulation
  8. Relaxation – releasing both physical and psychological tension and enhancing feelings of well-being
  9. Increased self-awareness – can lead to improvements in posture, movement patterns, re-injury prevention and pain management

Asana styles and adaptations offer nearly limitless variations to address particular needs:

  • The use of yoga props such as bolsters, straps, blocks, blankets and chairs can make poses accessible for numerous situations.
  • Restorative Yoga can be beneficial for releasing muscular tension and can provide a nourishing and healing experience for anyone suffering from chronic pain.

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