Chair Yoga Sequence For The Spine

tt_chair_yogaWe sit, a lot. All of us do it…we sit in our cars, on our couches, at our desks, in our beach chairs (the best kind of sitting!), and at tables while eating. It’s part of our culture in the west, and for some of us we might not have even thought about sitting on the floor in years, even decades! I’ve even heard sitting described as the new “smoking”. It causes tightness in our hips, rounding through our spine,  and tension in the neck, just to name a few.

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Basic Yoga Sequence For Lower Back Pain

Basic Yoga Sequence For Lower Back Pain

According to The Mayo Clinic most people will experience low back pain at some point in their life. Whether you’re an extremely active athlete or one who spends most of your time sedentary (due to a desk job, lots of time in the car, etc.) lower back pain is becoming more and more prevalent in our society. Many sports and exercise activities, along with extended periods of time sitting, can put a lot of weight and pressure on the low back leading to tension, discomfort, and pain. Low back pain over a longer period of time may also lead to discomfort through out the spine, or even sciatica.

The following sequence is made up of 5 accessible yoga postures and can even be practiced at home. This sequence is appropriate for yoga practitioners of all experience levels.

Enjoy!

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