Your back is the core of your skeletal system and the framework of your whole body. It’s therefore not surprising that when your back is weak or misaligned, the body becomes vulnerable to physical and mental pain and discomfort.
The strength of your spine is linked to the structural integrity of your body and its shape. For example, if your spine is misaligned you can experience symptoms like:
- Carrying excess weight (being overweight)
Learning how to become aware of your spine and how it feels when it’s healthy, is one of the best things you can do for yourself. When your back is out of whack, it’s not uncommon to experience high levels of:
- Blockages in the mind
On the flip side, a healthy, nourished spine will help you feel strong, calm, and tall and focused. A strong back will also support the rest of your body so that your mind can focus on the health of your emotions and thoughts. Your mental and emotional state will be more balanced, less erratic and you will experience less mood swings and feel less fragile.
How does yoga help with back pain?
Practising specific, regular yoga to improve the alignment and health of your spine is the safest and gentlest way to improve your back strength and in turn your entire body.
Watch as your sleep quality improves, your mind becomes calmer, clearer and your stress and anxiety levels completely drop. You will also feel more capable and be much less likely to procrastinate or hesitate in life.
Lunge Japanese Yoga, being “corrective in nature”, will restore and strengthen your spine to relieve pain and aches with consistent effort. Healing the back through yoga is not a “one-size” fits all approach. Appropriate movements are required to target the areas that need support for long term relief.
Remember, that just like the whole body and mind, back-health requires life-long maintenance. Plus, more often than not nutrition, lifestyle and attitude will also need to be addressed for effective long term healing.