Back Pain

DAY 2: The Quarantine Transformation in 21 Days

Hope you enjoyed your Day-1 practice of  The Quarantine Transformation in 21 Days. The Day-2 practice is focused on the upper body stretch and then whole-body engagement practice. The upper body stretch is recommended for anyone having tight shoulders, frozen shoulders, cervical spondylosis, tight neck, upper back stiffness, arthritis for joint mobilization etc. In fact, …

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DAY 1: The Quarantine Transformation in 21 Days

Formation of habitual patterns is believed to require a 21 days’ regime. This 21-day quarantine seclusion, compelled me to think of an ‘out of the box’ solution – A regimented holistic program to ensure that we emerge post this hiatus better individuals than ever before – strong, lean, agile, active that infuses our spirit, body …

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Bridge, Build & Bask…. in the glorious SETUBANDHASANA

Setubandhasana, also referred to as Bridge Pose, is generally noted as an asana which requires an involvement of only back muscles. But this is not its only forte. This asana can be easily manipulated to target overall strength building and focused balancing. An added advantage is the modification of this asana for wholesome restoration of …

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Why Thoracic / Chest Breathing is a must to avoid back pain……

The abdomen needs to remain soft to assist ‘abdominal breathing’. This necessitates ‘locked position’ at the thorax region, which, in turn, restricts the movement of the thoracic area and thereby leads to back slouching with the repeated practice of abdominal breathing. Not only that, this one-dimensional breathing technique fails to engage intercostal muscles which are …

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‘Abdominal Breathing leads to back pain’

This constant complaints from both my novice and long practicing students was becoming a matter of concern for a while now. In fact, many who practice ‘Kapalbhati’ also complain about back pain. Kapalbhati is also an abdominal breathing. Hence some connection did seem to exist between back pain and abdominal breathing. Yogic world swears by …

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