Release your low back pain with this simple, guided stretch. This is my “go-to” pose for low back pain relief.
– 1 belt (any pants, belt, scarf, or makeshift strap will do)
– 1 cushion (optional).
This stretch has it’s roots in yin yoga principals, but no yoga experience is required. This is easy and appropriate for all levels.
I’ve noticed more and more as I teach yoga that my low back is constantly tweaked and in pain. I think this is because I get up, sit down to demonstrate something and pop up again so quickly. I’m trying to be more mindful in all my movements and transitions. Until I master that, this low back stretch has been a life saver. I try to do it after every class I teach.
Also, this is super juicy and nice to do before bed 🙂
Let me know what you think of this low back stretch in the comments. Did it relieve your low back pain at all?
Note: If you liked this low back pain stretch you’ll also likely enjoy my Yin Yoga for Low Back Pain video available for free here.
Warning: Do not join me for this stretch if you have an herniated disk in your low back.
Hi Brett, thank you for this! I treat a disorder-Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome-and also have a chronic nerve problem in my lower lumbar region along with a fusion. I have had to limit my physical workout to the extreme during the past 6 years. I worked out-aerobic and weight training-for many years. Yoga has proved very beneficial for me for pain relief. This is a super stretch and does not hurt me at all!
Thanks again and look forward to subscribing! Namaste...Lisa
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I started doing Yoga with my Wi fit. I have have ansolutely wonderful results. The back pain has all but disappeared. While there is damage, loridosis, herniated discs and calcification, the pain is almost all gone.
Michele Landis, while it might give a sense of relief in the short term, I agree that it's not treating the problem. I don't know that I'd call it super unsafe, but it will certainly not give long-term relief by further lengthening/stretching the back muscles. Let's just say that I won't be including this in my Back Pain Workshop in April. Perhaps folks can gain some insight by going to LeeAlbert.com. Low bhujangasana, a seated heart-opener, or any of the other numerous poses using an easy backbend that shortens the lower back muscles rather than stretching them would be much more helpful, I think.