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Yoga Poses for Lower Back Relief . I’ve done a few posts in the past for lower back relief. Some of them have been passive stretches, and some were more for bloated-ness or pre menstrual cramps. This one’s focused more on active stretches - so working actively in finding length and mobility through the spine and side body to release any compression felt in the lower back. . Here are a few adjustments that could be helpful: 1️⃣ Keep knees bent as much as you need to, prevent rounding the lower back. Relax the neck and allow the elbows to feel heavy. 2️⃣ You can place palms on a table/chair and start walking the feet back. Keep the knees bent and walk the hips back (but keep hips slightly lifted) 3️⃣ Palm should be directly under the forehead. If the palm doesn’t touch the floor, use a block and keep knees slightly bent 4️⃣ To prevent compression in the lower back, first lift the chest, then try to lower the pubic bone close to the floor (not the other way round). Walk the forearm further away from the body to reduce intensity 5️⃣ Keep the chest lifted (shoulders away from ears) as you turn the head to look at your toes 6️⃣ If the hips are high, you can place a block below the sitbone for support. You can also place a block in the forehead to relax the shoulders 7️⃣ If the heels don’t touch the ground, roll a towel under the heels. Keep the chest lifted to find length in the spine. 8️⃣ If the back is rounded in this pose, roll a towel and place it under the sit bones 9️⃣ Flex the foot of the straight leg to keep the hips grounded as much as possible. Keep the side body long as you twist. 🔟 Keep the knee and ankle stacked on top of each other for both legs. If the knee is high away from the ankle, that’s okay. You can even use a block to keep the knee supported. 11. Hug the knees in only as much as you can still keep the lower back on the ground. 12. Use a towel or block to support the crossed knees. Keep both
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Woahhh Tips today by @omkarlie⠀ 🌞 Heal Hamstring and Low Back 🌞⠀ -⠀ ✨ Freedom in half split ✨⠀ While the top pic, with head to leg, is what people generally push themselves towards, chasing the exterior “shell” of the pose, the lower picture is where the real, deep, connected STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY at the core of the pose unfolds.⠀ .⠀ 😢Common mistakes:⠀ 🚫tucked tailbone .⠀ 🚫c-curved spine.⠀ 🚫weak or floppy front foot. .⠀ 🚫 Straightening front leg to quickly⠀ .⠀ After 15 years of practice and education (and injury), I know where the top alignment leads: hamstring attachment tears, an unstable pelvis, herniated disks, psiatica, shortness of breath, anxiety. Yeah, all of that, sooner or later. .⠀ .⠀ 💖Practice this:⠀ 1) flex the s*** out of front foot and spread toes. Push heel down into floor until all your leg muscles turn on.⠀ .⠀ 2) BEND KNEE on extended leg for pelvic mobility.⠀ .⠀ 3) Tuck tail bone, round out your lumbar curve ... then tell your self “NO!, never again! I will stop tucking my tailbone in order to create the issue ion of flexibility!”⠀ .⠀ 4) massively UNTUCK tailbone and feel how the untucking of tailbone along lengthens hamstring.⠀ .⠀ 5) With bent knee, tip pelvis forward and reach sit bones back back back, like you are trying to put your sits bones on wall behind you. This action will slowly begin to fold the torso foreword over front leg.⠀ .⠀ 6) RESPECT THE LUMBAR CURVE (yes, even in forward folds!). Extend spine long in two directions.⠀ .⠀ 7) To straighten leg and fold forward more, keep tilting pelvis (master of the movement of the spine) to increasingly lengthen back of leg and move the spine forward. .⠀ .⠀ Notice that point where you want to tuck your tail to fold more- DONT DO IT!!! Work there, at that edge 👍👊💪⠀ .⠀⠀ Are You Starting Your Yoga Journey? ⠀⠀ Get Your 100% Free Beginner's Guide. ⠀⠀ Check the link in our