If you have ever had to sit for more than a few hours at a time for work, whether behind a desk or behind a wheel, you probably know a thing or two about an achy back. Prolonged sitting is one of the main contributors to low back pain because it usually means your low back is rounded. Sitting too far back from your desk or the wheel can also cause rounding of the spine. Another thing we tend to do when sitting for long periods is to sit slumped to one side.
Yoga is one of the techniques most widely prescribed by health care professionals for dealing with low back pain. That is because it offers not only the poses which help stretch those specific muscles which get stressed from too much sitting, but yoga also addresses the strengthening the muscles which are needed to support a healthy low back and hip region.
You don’t always need a mat to do yoga. You can give your low back some relief by modifying certain poses right at your desk or even next to your vehicle.
These poses are very effective and can bring relief right away. That, coupled with the fact that they can be done in as little as 5-7 minutes makes doing them a no-brainer for addressing low back pain at work.
If you would like to learn more ways to combat low back pain, call me at 502-321-0557. I would like to teach you even more useful poses, along with helping you to strengthen your core so you can have a much happier back!