Yoga for Back Pain is an infographic created by Backpainrelief.net. It covers all the yoga poses that may alleviate back pain. You might also want to check Yoga for Backs, a web site out that is all about Yoga for Back Pain.

First, some general tips about back pain for those eager to launch into exercise, yoga, stretching and a pre-Olympic training program. Don’t overemphasize the ab work. A common misconception about healing back pain is that the back is weak and that you should just work the core more.

Actually, when you only work the core muscles — as in a hundred crunches a day — you may just be shortening your front body to match the back one. This can further pull on the spine and cause more disc compression and too little (or too much) curvature. The six-pack might look good in magazines but those bunchy, contracted muscles are actually not so hot for your back.

Secondly, stretching as well as strengthening is important and this is where the value of yoga come in. The trick is in building greater core strength and length in your abdominals, side waist, low and mid back, while keeping the abdominal muscles long and lean. Strength alone causes contraction so a stretching program is highly valuable!

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