Can you do yoga in back pain?

Yoga is considered to be beneficial for the body. However, it is important to do yoga with the right technique under the guidance of your expert to make the most out of it.

Can you do yoga in back pain? - This question may hit many people’s minds who are dealing with chronic back pain issues. Let us not forget that chronic back pain may involve a nerve, muscle, bone, or joint issue with the musculoskeletal system. Moreover, yoga involves the same elements and parts of the musculoskeletal system which may damage or heal the body. 

Before you headstart with yoga to find an effective solution for back pain, it is important to know the causes of back pain and then accordingly set your schedule for the daily practice of yoga. In every kind of back pain, it is important to speak to a yoga expert before you start with yoga asanas. 


As per research, it is considered as yoga is a very popular, effective, and safe form of exercise. But, when you have any kind of physical ailments involving pain in the joint, it is important to consider a consultation with a specialist doctor or your physician before you kickstart with yoga. Moreover, it is always recommended to do yoga asanas under the direct supervision and guidance of an expert, especially in case of ailments. 


Yoga asanas are also known as Yoga Poses which allow the stretch and strength of your body, muscles, joints, and nerves. This brings about the flexibility of joints provided it is done in the right way. 

Although there is more to yoga than just postures which involve breathing control, and meditation with simple asanas. This article covers details about the importance of yoga for back pain. 

Yoga benefits for back pain 

Yoga poses and asanas help build strength and flexibility which can ultimately alleviate back pain. Studies have shown that one type of yoga which is known as Lyengar yoga therapy is very effective for chronic lower back pain. This has been shown to be effective in terms of reducing the intensity of pain after daily and regular practice of Lyengar yoga therapy for at least a total of 100 minutes a week for 16 weeks or 4 months. A simple practice of Lyengar yoga therapy for 30 minutes 5 days a week can work effectively for back pain. 

Keep in mind that after doing yoga, you may feel a little sore the next day which is considered normal. This soreness should go away within a few days with normal rest. No specific medications are required for it. Doing yoga poses and asanas should never cause pain, numbness, or tingling. In fact, it will help improve blood circulation and release tension from the muscles. Moreover, it relieves the mental agony due to back pain and calms your system down. However, if you have any symptoms while practicing yoga, it is important to consult your doctor. 

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