I know what it’s like to have low back pain and it’s the worst. Actually, most people know what back pain is like. Whether it's a minor strain or a major spinal injury, Americans spend nearly $50 billion each year to relieve low back pain. In fact, back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the U.S. (headaches being the first).
Luckily, it has been proven that yoga can help strengthen the spine and prevent back problems, even if you don’t have time to go to class. Below are two simple yoga practices that can be done anywhere, as long as you have a place to sit.
These exercises can be done in a chair, on the edge of your bed, seated on an airplane, or anywhere you can be seated with a little space to move.
Remember, in order to relieve low back pain, or prevent it, it’s important to stretch and stay warm in that area of the spine. If you have a serious injury, you may want to consult a physician first.