Yoga for Spinal Health & Wellbeing
Yoga for back pain relief and overall good health
The spine plays a crucial role in our overall health and well-being. As the main support structure for our bodies, it enables us to stand upright, bend, twist and move freely. Maintaining good posture throughout your spine keeps your functional movement intact preventing all kinds of physiological issues down the track. So of course, looking after your spinal health is important, to reduce and prevent back pain and other mobility issues, now and in the future.
At LifeForce health solutions, we offer yoga classes specifically targeted towards good spinal health, good spinal posture, and back pain relief and prevention.
Our yoga classes can help you maintain good posture, a strong spine, and strong supporting muscles, which can help you live an active life with minimal back pain.
By learning how to stretch out the areas of tension in your back safely, you’ll also be able to ensure that you’re not putting unnecessary strain on areas of your spine, neck, shoulders or back.
Why yoga for back and spine health?
Safe, gentle yoga postures can help you to better manage both the physical and mental stresses of everyday life.
Yoga helps your overall health and strength
Yoga is an excellent way to improve spinal health due to its focus on balance, strength, flexibility, stability and stamina.
Yoga strengthens the muscles that support the spine, reducing the strain on your spine, and promoting better alignment which helps prevent back pain while helping to relieve the back pain you may be experiencing already.
Yoga helps with your posture; preventing back pain and other issues
The gentle stretching movements and postures of yoga help maintain the natural curvature of the spine and improve your posture.
When you get into the rhythm of our regular classes that guide you through yoga for back pain, you will start to see noticeable differences in your spinal posture. You can expect to feel less of the discomforts associated with spinal problems and poor posture, like headaches or a sore back.
Yoga increases your energy
You’ll also experience an increase in energy levels with regular yoga.
Yoga postures promote improved circulation, better postural awareness, release muscular tension, and improve your flexibility and strength.
Yoga helps your mind and emotional wellbeing
As well as improving your general wellbeing, yoga also gives the huge benefit of a calmer mind, and a more relaxed body due to the release of tension.
The meditation and visualisation aspects of a yoga class such as we offer at LifeForce health solutions will help take this even further.
Our focused yoga classes help you become more balanced both physically and mentally, while addressing your spinal health and back pain.
The breathing practices that are an important part of yoga will help you to relax, lowering your cortisol levels (the stress hormone). This can even help you sleep better at night.
Each session of yoga at LifeForce health solutions consists of relaxation, postures, breathing practices, meditation and guided visualisation, so you can experience the full range of benefits yoga has to offer, both mentally and physically.
Our back-pain-relieving yoga classes for all experience levels
You do not need to have any previous experience of yoga to join our classes.
At LifeForce health solutions, all of our yoga classes are conducted by fully qualified yoga instructors.
Each session consists of relaxation, yoga postures, breathing practices, meditation and guided visualisation.
Our yoga for spinal health classes (also known as spinal yoga, yoga for spine, and yoga for back pain) are catered specifically towards helping you to improve your spinal posture, strength, flexibility and help to alleviate any symptoms.
Yoga is an effective tool for back pain management
One of the reasons that our yoga for spinal health classes are often referred to as ‘yoga for back pain’ is because they are one and the same. Yoga is a highly effective tool for managing, and preventing, back pain.
Back pain is a common problem for people of all ages, often resulting from poor posture, muscle imbalances, or lack of flexibility.
Yoga can also help with back pain for back conditions
In addition to helping prevent and reduce back pain from functional-movement-related issues, yoga can help reduce back pain for chronic back conditions and back injuries.
This is because yoga promotes relaxation and stress reduction, which can help lessen the perception of pain. Yoga can also help you relax the muscles that may be overcompensating for a weakness or failure somewhere in your back, which can add to your back pain.
Your body will thank you for yoga for so many reasons:
The details: LifeForce spinal yoga classes for health & wellbeing
About our yoga for spine and back health
During these yoga classes you will learn how to relax, tune inwards, open and release tight muscles and ligaments by performing gentle movements in combination with breath work.
Combining movement with coordinated breathing assists in the release of musculoskeletal tension and improves alignment.
What to expect
Yoga incorporates gentle stretches to move the body’s energy which enhances physical wellbeing while including postural awareness.
Our classes are small, making it possible to provide personalised attention. This is important for those concerned about aggravating existing conditions.
At LifeForce health solutions yoga classes, all participants work at their own pace. Yoga can become your own personal journey to health and happiness.
What you need:
All you require is yourself, loose comfortable clothing, a water bottle, and an open mind.
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Yoga poses for upper back pain
During your back pain yoga class at LifeForce, your yoga instructor will take you through a series of poses of varying difficulty levels (depending on your experience and confidence, with adjustments as needed to suit you).
Examples of some of these poses that can help with upper back pain include:
- Cat-cow yoga pose:
The cat-cow yoga pose helps increase flexibility and circulation in the spine, which can help improve chronic back pain.
- Child’s pose:
Child’s pose helps stretch the upper back and shoulders while keeping your knees bent and your weight over your right and left thigh, promoting relaxation and stretching through your upper body.
- Extended triangle pose:
This pose strengthens the back and neck muscles, improving posture and reducing strain. This pose helps with neck pain along with general back pain.
Upper back pain often results from tension and stress, which cause the muscles in the upper back and neck to tighten. This is why these yoga poses can help alleviate upper back pain.
Your instructor at LifeForce health solutions will help you with these poses and more, depending on your ability levels (and making adjustments for you if required). They’ll help guide you through the poses that will help throughout your yoga practice sessions, helping you to remember to breathe deeply and enjoy the relaxation of the yoga while you release tension, relieve tightness, and improve on your posture and strength.
Yoga pose suggestions for lower back pain
Lower back pain can result from a variety of causes, including muscle strain, poor posture, and sciatica. The following yoga poses can be beneficial for lower back pain:
- Downward-facing dog:
The downward facing dog pose is a classic yoga pose that elongates the entire spine and strengthens the lower back muscles.
- Pigeon pose:
This pose stretches the hip flexors and glutes, which can help alleviate lower back pain.
- Sphinx pose:
This gentle backbend helps to strengthen the lower back and promotes the natural curvature of the lower spine.
During your back pain yoga class at LifeForce health solutions, your instructor will talk you through these poses, (or alternatives that work well for you and your ability), and others.
Improve your back strength and mobility with regular yoga at LifeForce health solutions
Regular yoga will go a long way towards strengthening your back and improving your mobility.
Yoga poses require the engagement of various muscles, including the core and back muscles, which over time, will improve your overall strength.
The mindful movement and flexibility in yoga can also increase your mobility, especially in relation to your spine and posture during movement.
The mindfulness aspect of yoga encourages more body and posture awareness, which can lead to better posture both during your yoga classes and in daily life.
Regular yoga also helps in maintaining a healthy weight, which further helps to reduce the strain on your back.
Give us a call today to get started with improving your back strength, mobility, spinal health and reduce and prevent back pain. Coming to a class for starters or chatting to our friendly team is a great first step.
Call us on 08 8289 2800
Support and guidance from LifeForce professionals
From alleviating back pain to strengthening the back and improving mobility, the advantages of yoga are many.
It’s important, however, to make sure that you’re doing each of the yoga poses safely, within your comfort levels, and within the realms of what is possible for you with any injuries or physical limitations you may have. That’s why talking to a healthcare professional before getting started is a great idea, and practising yoga under the watchful eye of a trained instructor who focuses on your spinal and back health.
At LifeForce health solutions, our experienced and trained yoga instructors are well-versed in yoga for spine health and are able to guide you to safely get in and out of each position, without risking causing more injury. Join us for our yoga for back and spine health and give your spine the care and strength it deserves.
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More about LifeForce health solutions
Our legacy in allied health
With a legacy stretching over 25 years, we have carved our niche as a leading centre for allied health in Adelaide.
Our commitment to providing exceptional healthcare has made us a reliable partner in promoting and improving the quality of life for thousands of valued clients.
We pride ourselves on our modern clinic, equipped with the latest facilities and technologies, and our caring and holistic approach to your wellbeing.
A trustworthy partner in health
Over the years, we’ve earned the trust of more than 35,000 clients, a testament to our expertise and commitment to health care. We’ve become a go-to centre for allied health in Adelaide, offering a variety of natural health treatments. We accept most health insurers, making our services accessible to a wider community.
Our practitioners work closely with you to understand your condition, preferences, and goals. We then design a plan that aligns with these factors, ensuring your journey to improved health is as seamless as possible.
A team committed to excellence
Our team is made up of experienced and dedicated professionals, who are the cornerstone of our success.
Each member brings to the table a wealth of experience and knowledge in their respective health disciplines. Each person within our team shares a common commitment to continuous professional development, ensuring our techniques are evidence-based and up-to-date.
- We have male and female practitioners from various fields, who are all members of their respective professional bodies.
- We have five front office support staff, four physiotherapists, two acupuncturists, four remedial massage therapists, an aromatherapist, a naturopath, and six group therapy instructors.
- All of our dedicated care team members are fully qualified, and committed to ongoing professional development.
Our team’s deep understanding of the human body and yoga principles allows us to tailor yoga routines that address individual needs while avoiding harm. We’ve helped numerous individuals regain mobility, alleviate pain, and improve their wellbeing through our carefully designed yoga programs.