Yoga to Strengthen Lower Back


Here are some poses that can help you with lower back pain. Even if you don’t have lower back pain, it’s beneficial to strengthen your back from early on, especially if you’re a woman. Bad posture, pregnancy and inadequate calcium intake can lead to a weak back. Look after your back and it will look after you.

As always, before you begin yoga, consult your doctor to ensure that yoga is a suitable exercise for you.

1) Bharadvajasana I
2) Bridge Pose
3) Chair Pose
4) Dolphin Plank Pose
5) Downward Dog
6) Utthita Hasta Padangustasana
7) Extended Triangle Pose

8) Garland Pose
9) Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
10) Extended hand to Big Toe Pose (I)
11) Cat Pose
12) Cow Pose
13) Dolphin Pose
14) Easy Pose

15) Extended Puppy Pose
16) Firefly Pose (A)
17) Half Frog Pose (I)
18) King Pigeon Pose (A)
19) Locus Pose
20) Mountain Pose
21) Pose dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I

22) Pose dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II
23) Sphinx Pose
24) Standing half forward bend
25) Supported shoulder stand
26) Upward bow or wheel pose
27) Upward Plank
28) Warrior II Pose

29) Marichi’s pose
30) Side crane pose (A)
31) Staff Pose
32) Supported headstand (A)
33) Tree Pose
34) Upward Facing two-foot staff pose (I)
35) Upward facing Dog

To see how go into the poses and images of the poses, head to the Yoga Journal Website. Yoga Journal also has a whole wealth of information regarding yoga – I love this site!

If you’re looking for a great DVD to help your back become stronger, I would recommend Rodney Yee’s Yoga for Back Care. It’s available to on Amazon or you can buy it on iTunes.

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