This restorative yoga pose for low back tension counters tension in the low back, especially from sitting all day. It’s beneficial for strengthening the SI (sacroiliac) joint and relieving tension in the sacrum. The pose allows the lower region of the lungs to open, thereby allowing space for deep breaths and release of stagnant air in the lungs. This opening of the ribs and chest also benefits the lungs, stimulating relaxation, thymus gland and immune function.
While practicing this pose, the fourth chakra—the heart chakra—and the fifth chakra—the throat chakra—are energized. Feeling worthy of being loved, loving unconditionally, immune function and ability to form healthy relationships are strengthened as the heart center opens.
Communication skills, speaking one’s truth, creative expression and the ability to be a present listener are traits that are enhanced as the energies in the throat chakra are balanced.
Yoga props to relieve low back tension – supported bridge pose
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This pose is from my book, “Yoga For Low Back and Hip Health”. In it, you’ll find easy gentle and restorative yoga instruction that anyone can do. You’ll be feeling better in no time, without drugs or surgery. No experience needed: it’s perfect for beginners and advanced yogis alike.