For some reason we have accepted the fact that as we age, our body has to hurt and lower back pain is something common. For men and women over the age of 35, it may seem that one of those aches we believe “we have to live with,” is lower back pain. We are told that the only way to alleviate that constant, annoying pain that disrupts enjoyment of daily living is to pop a pill. It is time for the truth to be known. Pain is not a symptom of age that we have to live with, and we do not have to pop a pill in order to free of it.
What we do have to do is Yoga. Study after study has shown that people who suffer from back pain that do start yoga notice a significant reduction in their pain, and eventually with daily yoga practices the stop the back pain. The reason for this is that yoga helps to strengthen weak muscles tightening those muscles and improving flexibility. The even better new is that it is never too early or to late in life to start practicing yoga.
Of course, it is recommended that you talk to your doctor before beginning yoga if you currently have back pain and I would also recommend that you take a yoga class that is taught be a certified yoga instructor. This will help you learn proper technique so that you do not injury yourself. Once you know the proper technique and feel comfortable with what you are doing you can practice at home on your own.
Yoga offers you another benefit as well. Yoga gets your internal glands and organs working, which will help your body get rid of the toxins that we all acquire simply by being alive. These toxins help caused the pain that you are feeling. Yoga is an exercise that not only helps with lower back pain, but it helps stop or slow most other degenerative diseases as well.
Yoga is even being recommended by the medical community. Instead of the first reaction being to prescribe a medication and tell you to take a rest, or even worse yet surgery, more doctors are looking to yoga for all that it has to offer. We already know that the best way to decrease pain in the body is to exercise. Lower back pain is no exception. Yoga offers you a low impact exercise that builds strength and improves flexibility.
Prevent disk injuries, speed recovery from a back injury and alleviate the current pain you are experiencing. Pain is not something that we have to live with as you age. It is time for you to take a look at what yoga can do for your lower back pain.