Yoga can be extremely beneficial for those experiencing back pain, including occasional soreness and chronic pain. So, what makes yoga so much better for back pain than other fitness routines? Yoga is one of the only workouts that emphasizes stretching, strength, and flexibility. Recent studies have found that practicing yoga relieves symptoms caused by back pain better than stretching alone.
Through speaking with patients over years, we know that exercise is the last thing someone experiencing back or neck pain wants to do. While the urge to rest is strong, we encourage those suffering from pain, especially chronic pain, to try to move a little every day.
Why do we want to get everyone up and moving?
Yoga for back pain relief can be extremely beneficial for both occasional soreness and chronic pain. Exercise in general is good for preventing and relieving back pain, but yoga in particular helps relieve pain through strengthening and stretching your muscles, improving posture and balance, and promoting body awareness and relaxation.