Incorrect sitting and sleeping postures, erratic working hours and insufficient
nutrition has resulted in a number of people especially the youth suffering from back pain. Simple yoga postures can be an answer to these issues.
Performing this asana is known to relax the muscles of your neck, arms, shoulders and also stretches the spine. You can begin with standing with your feet kept at a considerable distance from each other. Inhale while you lift your arms in the upward direction. Slowly the palms must be brought together over the head. Stay in this position for a few seconds and then come back to your original position.
This posture is primarily aimed at the cervical vertebrae and also relaxes you of the stiffness in the neck. You can begin with lying down on your back and simply inhaling. Now tilt your head in the backward direction to form an arch. The crown of the head should touch the floor. You can make use of your forearms and elbow to help you form and stay put in the posture. Breathe normally and hold on to the position for a few minutes.
Shalabhasana is a posture that facilitates the relaxation of the tension in the nerves. Lie on the floor on your abdomen and place the arms at the side while your chin will touch the ground. You must keep your heels and toes together. Lift your legs above the floor and inhale. By applying pressure on your fists you can perform this asana in a better manner. Stay in the position for a couple of seconds and exhale.
This asana is considered to be a warm up pose for the spine. You may start this asana by forming a table like position. Your eyes must face the ground and knees below your hips. Now inhale and lift yourself upwards with your head facing forward. Hold yourself for a few seconds and then exhale back to your neutral position.
The asana not only helps in reducing the pain in your back but also nourishes the spinal cord. You may begin performing the asana by lying on your back. Slowly raise your legs in the backward direction and touch the ground. The toes must be above the ground while the palms flat on the floor.
Taking care of your delicate back is extremely important. Support these yoga asanas with nutritious and healthy food to stay away from back problems in the long run.