Nearly everyone experiences back pain at one time or another. In the recent past, bed rest was the standard approach to healing back pain. However, with recent scientific discoveries, doctors are now recommending that people engage in gentle activity. An integrative approach (mind/body) to healing back pain is also now more common. It is no wonder why yoga has proven to be a great way to treat your back challenges. Here are just some of the benefits:
Asana (postures) improves circulation and delivers oxygen and other nutrients to disks in the back.
Prana (breath) helps to combat an overactive stress-response, leading to relaxation of muscles in the back.
Awareness (paying attention) leads you to be attentive to your posture and alignment.
If you would like to learn more about using an integrative approach to dealing with your back pain challenges, join Maribeth MacKenzie, Certified Yoga Therapist (IAYT), for Wall to Ball class at Inlet Yoga.