Strengthening Abs to Reduce Back Pain

    Aside from stretching out tight muscles, an important part of reducing back pain is to strengthen muscles — especially in your core — to lend more support to your back. Many people consider sit ups to be too intimidating or hard to do, without realizing that even a partial curl up can do […]

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Simple Sivasana for Low Back Pain

There are many active poses and stretches to relieve tension in the back, but there’s more than one way to find relief. This simple sivasana (Shiv AH sa na — also known as corpse pose) can help to reduce lower back pain simply by lying down. Before doing this pose, make sure you have either […]

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Supine Twist

Consider the supine twist as a gentle stretch to reduce tension in the lower back. This stretch is a simple yet powerful way to loosen tight muscles that may cause back pain. To do the supine twist, start by lying on your back on a firm surface, such as a yoga mat. First, bring your […]

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IT Band Stretch

If you experience lower back pain, an IT band stretch can help alleviate tension in the lower body. For this stretch, you will need a strap, belt or scarf — something that is long enough to loop around the bottom of your foot and hold in both hands. The IT band runs down the outer […]

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Spinal Twist for Low Back Pain

This spinal twist for low back pain is a gentle way to relieve tension. Start by sitting on a firm but comfortable surface, such as a yoga mat. Sit up straight with both your legs out straight in front of you. Start by bending your right knee so your right foot is resting on the […]

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