Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Yoga for back


From a standing position, with the legs together or hip width apart, slowly bend the knees.

Stretch the arms up over the top of the head. Clasp the hands together or keep them shoulder width apart.
This is a good yoga posture to strengthen the quadriceps and knees.

If you have a knee problem be careful. Don't bend the knees beyond the point of mild discomfort.

This is an excellent yoga posture to do in the Sun Salutations especially if you have low back problems. Entering a mild Chair Pose (Less than the on the way up and the way down will greatly relieve pressure and tension around that area. It may mean the difference between your lower back feeling good or the lower back being aggravated.

This pose increases strength, balance and stability. The Hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteals, and the erector muscles of the back are exercised and strengthened. The erector muscles contract isometricly to keep the normal curvature of the spine.

The anterior lower leg muscles get toned. These
include the tibialis anterior, extensor halluscis longus, extensor digitorum longus, and peroneous tertius. This group of muscle primarily extends the toes and dorsiflexes the ankle and are used for balance and stability.
it gives vigority & strength to the yogi, if regular & graduallly practiced.

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