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5 yoga exercises for back stiffness

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Last updated 18/03/2022 by The pain clinics - Interdisciplinary Health

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5 yoga exercises for back stiffness

Are you bothered with back stiffness? Here are 5 Yoga Exercises that can help you increase your back motion and reduce back stiffness. Feel free to share with someone with back pain.


Yoga and yoga exercises can be useful when it comes to relaxing in tight muscles and muscles. Most of us sit too much in everyday life and it causes the muscles in the back, hip, back of thighs and seat to become too tight. Regular stretching can be a good measure to counteract stiff muscles and stiff joints. We recommend that these exercises be done together these strength exercises for the hip og back for maximum power.


1. Marjariasana Bitilasana (Cat camel exercise)

Cat camel exercise

The cat camel exercise is a nice and nice mobilization exercise that gives more movement to the entire spine. It stretches and gives more flexibility to the back, chest and neck. It is a fantastic exercise for those who need to loosen stiffness in the neck and back. Start standing on all fours, then lower your back slowly to the floor before slowly, but firmly pushing your back toward the ceiling. Repeat the exercise for 8-10 reps over 3-4 sets.


2. Uttana Shishosana (Yoga position for stretching the entire spine)

Frog position - yoga

A yoga position that stretches the entire back from the lower part all the way up to the transition to the neck - muscles that we all know can be difficult to stretch in a good way. It stretches and gives more flexibility to both the lower and upper back. Stand on your knees and let your body fall forward with outstretched arms as shown in the picture - make sure you do this in a controlled, calm motion. Find the position where it stretches easily and hold for 30 seconds before repeating over 3-4 sets.


3. Urdhvamukhasvanasana (Scouting dog position)

scouting dog position

This yoga position opens up the chest, stretches the abdominal muscles and activates the back in a good way. Start by lying flat on the floor with your palms down the floor approximately in the middle of the ribs. Then pull your legs together and press the top of your feet pressed against the floor - at the same time use the force from your back, not your hands, to lift your chest off the floor - you should feel that it stretches slightly in the back - make sure you do not take in too much . Keep your legs straight and hold the position for 5 to 10 deep breaths. Repeat as many times as you think is necessary.


4. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Rotational Exercise)

Ardha Back Yoga Exercise

This sitting yoga position provides increased flexibility and movement in the spine and back muscles - also generally recommended for the entire back. It can be a demanding exercise, so do not try this if you do not feel comfortable with the other exercises in the article. Take a deep breath and turn calmly to the side - do not jerk, but rather move very calmly to the side. Hold the position for 7-8 deep breaths and then repeat on the other side.


5. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward dog position)

adho-mukha-svanasana yoga exercise

Stand on all fours and then raise the seat slowly to the ceiling - until you reach the illustrated position. Hold the position for about 30-60 seconds (or as long as you can) and then slowly lower yourself to the ground again. The exercise activates the right structures and muscles around the shoulders in a good way. Repeat over 4-5 sets.


These are fine yoga exercises that should preferably be done daily for maximum effect - but we know that hectic weekdays do not always allow this, so we accept even if you get it done every other day.


How often should I do the exercises?

It all depends on you. Find out what works for you in the beginning and build slowly but surely going forward. Remember that exercise can lead to tenderness in the beginning, as you actually gradually break down damaged areas (damaged tissue and scar tissue) and replace it with healthy, functional soft tissue. This can be a time consuming but very rewarding process. If you have a diagnosis, we ask you to ask your clinician if these exercises can be beneficial for you - possibly try yourself very carefully. We otherwise encourage you to be on the move and to go hiking in rough terrain if possible. We also encourage you to check out these strength exercises for the hips.


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What can I do even for muscle and joint pain?

1. General exercise, specific exercise, stretching and activity are recommended, but stay within the pain limit. Two walks a day of 20-40 minutes make good for the whole body and sore muscles.

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3. Training: Specific training with training tricks of various opponents (such as this complete set of 6 knits of different resistance) can help you train strength and function. Knit training often involves more specific training, which in turn can lead to more effective injury prevention and pain reduction.

4. Pain Relief - Cooling: Biofreeze is a natural product that can relieve pain by cooling the area gently. Cooling is especially recommended when the pain is very severe. When they have calmed down then heat treatment is recommended - it is therefore advisable to have both cooling and heating available.

5. Pain Relief - Heating: Warming up tight muscles can increase blood circulation and reduce pain. We recommend the following reusable hot / cold gasket (click here to read more about it) - which can be used both for cooling (can be frozen) and for heating (can be heated in the microwave).


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