The lumbar region or lower back is a sensitive spot especially if you have an office job or even one that has you standing or moving lot. Pain in the lower back can make your days a nightmare and can even affect your mood. Thankfully, research has shown that yoga can be very effective at dealing with lower back pain. Yoga emphasizes flexibility, strength, and stretching of the muscles and spine, which improve function and relieves soreness. While it is advisable to see a doctor if you have severe pain, those with occasional pain and soreness will benefit a lot from poses that strengthen and stretch the muscles, lengthen the spine and get you back into proper alignment. The focus on steadiness and balance soon makes the body develop defences against lack of flexibility in the hips, and weak pelvic and abdominal muscles which are the major cause of back pain. Strengthening these muscles help improve posture which reduces the soreness. It also increases blood flow to tight muscles making you more flexible.
Check out these five yoga poses to relieve and prevent back pain.