Yoga For Back Pain: Yoga Poses That Can Alleviate Acute Back Pain
- Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Salute). Urdhva Hastasana literally translates to "Raised hands Pose", but it is also sometimes called Tolasana, the Palm Tree Pose (tla = palm tree).
- Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow or Wheel Pose). Strengthens the arms, legs, abdomen, and spine, and gives a boost of energy.
- Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II Pose). Named for a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, this version of Warrior Pose increases stamina.
- Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle Pose). One of three revolved variations of standing poses.
- Bharadvajasana I (Bharadvaja's Twist). This gentle twist is a tonic for the spine and the abdominal organs.
- Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose). Usually a counterpose to Trikonasana. Also a preparation for seated forward bends and twists.
- Dandasana (Staff Pose). It might look easy, but there's more to Staff Pose than meets the eye.
- Sphinx Pose. Sphinx Pose is the infant of backbends, It can be p?acticed with either an active or passive approach.
- Parivrtta janu Sirsasana (Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose). There are two interpretations of the Sanskrit janu Sirsasana, Head-to-Knee and Head-of-the-Knee. The former emphasized the forward bend. The latter refers to
the "head" of the bent knee that you use press away from you to assist the forward bend.
- Dhanurasana (Bow Pose). The torso and legs represent the body of the bow, and the arms the string.
- Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose). Calms the brain and rejuvenates tired legs.
- Ustrasana (Camel Pose). For this pose you can pad your knees and skins with a thickly folded blanket.
- Marjaryasana (Cat Pose). This pose provides a gentle massage to the spine and belly organs.
- Bitilasana (Cow Pose). Cow Pose is an easy, gentle way to warm up the spine.
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog). One of the most widely recognized yoga poses. An all-over, rejuvenating stretch.
- Garudasana (Eagle Pose). You need strength, flexibility, and endurance, and unwavering concentration.
- Utthita Trikonasana (Extended triangle Pose). Triangle Pose is the quintessential standing pose in many styles of yoga.
- Agnistambhasana (Fire Log Pose). Stretches the outer hips intensely, particularly the piriformis, which is often the main culprit of sciatic pain.
- Matsyasana (Fish Pose). It is said that if you perform this pose in water, you will be able to float like a fish.
- Ardha matsyendrasana (half lord of the Fishes Pose). This twist energized the spine and stimulates the digestive fire.
- Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose). Highly effective strengthener for the legs and ankles.
- Salabhasana (Locust Pose). An effective means for strengthening the back of the torse, legs, and arms in preparation for the deeper.
- Marichyasana III (Marichi's Pose). Marichi's Pose is sometimes called the Sage's Pose.
- Halasana (Plow Pose). Plow Pose reduces backache and can help you get to sleep.
- Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining Big Toe Pose). Provides relief from backache and stretches the hips, hamstrings, and calves.
Infographic: backpainrelief.net | Source: Yoga Poses from Yoga Journal; Consult with a doctor before practicing these poses.