Any exercise to be effective must have a focus and serve a purpose.
Pain usually focuses the attention and stretching exercises that help you feel relief serve an immediate purpose.
Below are yoga stretching exercises to helps you relieve back pain. Remember to always consult your physician before you start an exercise program. Back pain could be sign of some serious health conditions.
Having said that. A study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that those who take yoga or stretching classes are more likely to manage their symptoms and reduce their pain medications.
Cat and Cow Pose
This is one of the most popular yoga poses for back tension and pain relief. It can be done as warm up or during a routine.
Start on all fours making sure that you do not experience any pain in your wrist or knees. Exhale and round your back away from the floor to a cow pose. Inhale and arch your back toward the floor into a cat pose. Hold this position for a few seconds and return to the cow pose.
Visualize that you are relaxing deeper with each repetition.