As a full time blogger, I’m no stranger to back pain from being on the computer for long stretches of time. And research says that I’m not alone.
Many computer users face the problem of back pain. Having your back against the wall usually means you’re in trouble. But for certain yoga positions, having your back firmly against a wall can help ease back pain.
In Hatha Yoga, your body forms “body geometry–triangles”, straight lines, circles and parallel lines.
When you do a posture, always stretch your body to it’s utmost limit and then hold it there for a slow count of 10, gradually building up the time, until each posture can be maintained for 30 seconds.
Holding a posture is essential to yoga because it gives the body a chance to settle into the stretch and loosen up. Then each time you stretch you can go just that little bit farther.
Many of the sideways, or lateral stretches in Hatha Yoga require that the body face forward, with hips level and back and spine tilting neither forward nor back. Beginners tend to lean forward to increase the stretch.
But leaning forward is incorrect, and it will actually detract from benefits and possibly cause pain.
To perform these stretches properly, make sure to keep your spine firmly against a wall. The wall acts as a prop. Even those who have practiced yoga might find that they can’t bend as far as they thought they could when they do the postures properly.
The extra time spent in forming postures properly will pay off, and your body will gain maximum flexibility and strength.
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