11 Yoga Poses for Back Pain Relief from 11 Yoga Poses for Back Pain Relief

11 Yoga Poses for Back Pain Relief

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11 Yoga Poses for Back Pain Relief

Several studies have shown that yoga is in fact an effective way to help relieve back pain. For example, one study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine found that participants who practiced yoga or stretching were twice as likely to cut down on pain medications prescribed for back pain when compared with those who managed symptoms on their own.

No matter what your situation, you should always first consult your doctor before starting a new fitness routine—no matter how gentle and low-key it may be. But once you get the go-ahead, you can use the following eleven poses—suggested by Beth Shaw, president and founder of YogaFit and author of Yoga Leanto stretch and strengthen your back and ultimately, relieve any nagging aches and pains in your back. 

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