Hours spent in front of your computer can really trigger back pain. And how can you not sit for so long when that’s what our modern society requires from you 5 days a week?!
It’s not getting any better after work – you sit in your car on your way home and when you finally get home, you sit again – to have dinner, to enjoy a glass of wine or to relax watching your favorite show. No wonder spine issues are on the rise when we keep our bodies in the same position all day, every day.
And that is why it is so important to do exercises!
But not just any. Even though all forms of physical activity are generally good for our health, there are certain things that are aimed specifically at your lower back. Today, we are going to focus on a yoga wheel workout that helps us reverse the bad posture and lower back issues.
What’s the deal with the wheel?
First of all, it can be used in many different ways and really strengthen and support backbend. Using a yoga wheel, we can do poses that open our chest, shoulders and stretch our back. It helps us roll out the spine thus massage it in a deep, but safe way. Lastly, a yoga wheel workout can really improve our balance and stimulate all the core muscles.
Let’s look at specific poses and how to do them:
– reduces back pain, increase spine flexibility, helps increase balance and build deep inner core muscles,
– greatly improves our mood due to its beneficial effect on the nervous system by stretching out the tensed parts of our body.
– opens the chest and stretches the neck, shoulders and upper back muscles
– balances hormones produced in the thyroid and hypothalamus glands)
– helps fight common cold and soothes the nervous system,
– enhances bowel movement thus counteracts constipation,
– Reduces wrinkles by increasing blood flow to the face
3. Two-Legged Inverted Staff Pose
– improves flexibility and spine mobility, opens up chest, reduces lower back pain,
– stimulates glands responsible for hormone production and helps build emotional stability
– reduces belly fat, corrects displaced bladder and gives relief from menstrual cramps,
4. Pigeon pose:
– tones your ribcage, abdomen, and chest, increases elasticity in spine, arms, shoulders and hands, strengthens muscles and joints in your body, reduces stiffness
– enhances proper digestion, helps fight urinary disorders and lowers the effects of chronic diseases,
– activates the nervous system and also increases oxygen intake, calms the mind and the body and releases stress.
Please share your tips in the comments below.