Yoga for Back pain: Five simple yoga asanas for relief from body pain. Watch Video.

29 Jul, 2021

Body pains have become extremely common for the current Work from Home Culture. Though taking medicines can provide immediate relief to body pain and back pain, there are other natural ways to get relief from body aches. Here are five simple yoga asanas that can rejuvenate your body and provide relief from body pain. All of these asanas are simple and can be done easily by beginners. 

1.Dandasana or Staff Pose

Steps: This asana is simple. Sit on the yoga mat with both your legs extended together. Raise your hands forward and keep them straight. Inhale and exhale slowly. After some time, lift your hands upwards. Keep inhaling and exhaling. Slowly bring your hands down.
Benefits: Helps to calm brain cells.
It strengthens the back muscles.
Stretches shoulders and chest.
Lengthens and stretches the spine

2.Kandharasana or Shoulder Pose

Steps: Lie down flat on the back. Grab the ankles with your hands. Inhale and raise your hip upwards slowly. Hold your breath for some time. Get back to the starting pose while exhaling slowly. Release the posture slowly.
Benefits: It can correct vertebral disc problems.
It strengthens shoulders.
Provide relief from shoulder pain.

3.Pada Uttanasana or Raised Leg Pose

Steps: Lie down flat on the back. Lift your legs slowly upwards. Keep holding this position for 30 seconds. You can also take the help of a wall if you can’t keep your legs straight upwards. Bring down both legs slowly. Repeat the process. Come out of the pose from the right side.
Benefits: It tones the abdominal muscles.
It reduces back pain.
It strengthens back muscles.

4.Padmasana or Lotus Pose

Steps: Sit in a cross-legged position. Bend your right knee and place it on the left thigh. Repeat with the other leg. Inhale and exhale slowly. You can continue this pose for 1 to 2 minutes. This asana relaxes the Nadi tantra of the knee joints. It relaxes the whole lower body.
Benefits: keeps joints and ligaments flexible.
It calms the brain and relaxes the body.
It helps in maintaining a good posture.

5.Eka Pada Padangusthasana or Single Leg Toe Holding in Squat Pose

Steps: Keep one leg firmly on the floor. Grab the big toe of the other leg and lift that leg gently. Hold the pose and inhale and exhale slowly. Exhale and gently bring the leg down. Repeat the same procedure with the other leg.
Benefits: Strengthens and increases the flexibility of the legs.
Strengthens lower back and core muscles.
Provides relief from back and joint pain.
For better results, practise these yoga postures regularly. 

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