chair exercises for lower back pain
posted: July 5, 2010
Engage your abdomen!
My lower back tends to get really stiff from sitting, usually incorrectly, at work :0. Any recommendations on poses that I could easily do in my office to loosen the tension in my lower back? – Marianne
How do you protect your lower back? In some yoga classes my back is too tight and painful at the end of class to really relax in savasana. In Bikram I don’t really have that problem, maybe because you do a twist right before the final savasana? – Elaine
a yogi answers
First thing is to sit super upright on the edge of your seat and pull your chin back. It might seem weird at first, but you want to create the natural spinal curvature. There is an S-curve in your spine and neck, most back issues come from slouching. Don’t slouch and engage your abdomen, at least 15-30% ALL THE TIME!
- Ted, lululemon Malibu ambassador
Do you have any favourite final poses to help you relax in savasana?