Monday, August 18, 2008

Yoga For Back Pain

My previous job as an ICU nurse required a lot of manual handling. At the worst, we would have lift a patient off the floor to bed during an emergency rescue. Patient's weight when unconscious is always ten times heavier. Inevitably, I suffered from lower back pain. However, constant yoga practice has helped strengthen my back immensely and have suffered little since then.

Here are some of the yoga poses that helps:-

Majariasana - Cat Pose
Pawanmuktasana - Wind Relieving Pose
Shavasana - Corpse Pose
Ardha Matsyendrasana - Half Spinal Twist
Malasana - Sage Pose
Triyaka Tadasana - Swaying Tree Pose
Matsyasana - Fish Pose
Uttanasana - Standing Forward Bend
Shalabasana - Locust Pose

For more details on the poses :-