My Favorite Pose for Lower Back Pain Relief
By: Jill Miller
| Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 |
, General Health
, Lower Back Pain
, Pain Relief
, Pose Videos
| Tags: Back Pain Exercise
, Healing Lower Back Pain
, Hip Pain Relief
, Leg Stretch
, Lower Back Pain Exercise
, Yoga Pose
, Yoga Therapy
There is one pose that I do religiously that tackles so many issues at once, it’s practically an ALL-IN-ONE Yoga Tune Up® pose. My students know that they will get one of a dozen variations of this pose in any of my classes or within the multiple sequences on the Yoga Tune Up® At-Home program. Yes, it’s just simply MAGIC how many different issues it helps: it decompresses your back, lengthens hamstrings, IT Band and calves. It also strengthens both your abdominals and your back while stretching the chest, and for an added BONUS, massages your internal organs!… And that pose is…. Leg Stretch #3.
Here is a version that is easily done against a wall or sturdy piece of furniture. It’s helpful to have a yoga strap, but you can also use a long towel or a tie instead. ENJOY!
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Jill Miller, E-RYT, has 27 years of corrective movement expertise that forges links between the worlds of yoga, massage, athletics, and pain management. Her signature classes and programs are taught at studios, clubs, and rehab clinics throughout the world including Equinox, Pure Yoga, Yoga Works, Cedars Sinai and more. She has presented case studies on pain at the Fascia Research Congress and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Jill has been featured in Yoga Journal, Shape, Self, and on the Today Show and Good Morning America. She is creator of the DVDs Yoga Tune Up and Yoga Link. Jill is a contributing expert on the Oprah Winfrey Network's OWN Show and sits on the Advisory Board for Natural Health Magazine. She is the author of The Roll Model www.yogatuneup.com