Yogawalla

Yogawalla

If you think you could use a little less stress in your life, but you have no interest yoga studios, yoga culture or calling yourself a "yogi," then Yogawalla NYC is for you. This space is all about stress-free living. No acrobatics. No mystical bullshit. Just useful, practical tools to make life easier.

 

Relieving Low Back Pain: Part 2 - Stretching the Spine

In Relieving Low Back Pain Part 1 we took a look at how the pelvis need to be aligned because it is the foundation on which the spine rests. In this post, I give you some passive stretches you can do to lengthen the muscles around the spine itself. The poses should be relatively relaxed as gravity is doing most of the work for you, but if you have a limited range of motion, you may feel some intensity in the stretches. Remember to breath deeply and try to hold each pose anywhere from 10-30 breaths. Just a reminder: if you are dealing with a low back injury or condition be sure to get clearance your doctor of physical therapist before attempting any of these poses.