Check out Lisa’s video on extra back pain relief that was featured on Yoga With Nadine, in her article, Down Dog Problems (solved) Part Two: Stretching Your Hammies. While it may not seem related, as you know…it’s all related! And, as Nadine says, “muscles work together in opposing pairs (known rather painfully as agonists and antagonists) so it’s useful to release front AND back of your hips when you are trying to increase hip mobility. Which is exactly what you are trying to do for a comfy down dog. Also, less back pain? Win.”
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The hips continue to get weaker and more immobile, and the spine continues to pick up the slack to compensate. Then you have pain. We must learn to move from the hips and not the lower spine. The first step in this process is to find mobility and full range of motion in each of the six directions the hip moves.
Try these six no-nonsense yoga moves to help your back pain go away for good.
How did it work for you?
Did these stretches help your back pain? Do you have any questions or need modifications for these poses? Leave a comment and let me know.
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