Habitual slouching, a problem for many of us, can gradually deform your spine and weaken your back muscles. The deformity can cause pressure and tension to your nerves resulting to a serious back pain. Exercise can help improve your posture. A particularly effective exercise that improves posture is gentle yoga poses. Here's a yoga pose that can help tackle back pain and correct the alignment of the spine.
Staff Pose or DANDASANA
Gentle Yoga's Staff Pose (or Dandasana) is a seated pose that toughens the deep muscles of the lower back, abdominal muscles, and deep pelvic muscles. This pose can help enhance overall posture and establish a solid foundation that aligns back the spine progressively to its healthy form.
How To Execute:
- Sit erect on the ground, with your back straightened and your legs stretched out in front of you. Your legs must be parallel to each other, and toes should be pointed upwards.
- Press your buttocks on the floor, and align your head in such a way that the crown faces the ceiling. This will automatically straighten and lengthen your spine.
- Flex your feet and press your heels away from you.
- Place your palms next to your hips on the floor with the fingers pointing forward. This will
- support your spine and also relax your shoulders. Your torso must be straight, but relaxed.
- Relax your legs, and ground the lower half of your body firmly to the floor.
- Breathe normally, and hold the pose for about 20 to 30 seconds.
An improved posture can support your stability and increased your comfort when performing various activities. Learn more other yoga poses that can reinforce the strength of your back muscles as it corrects your spine alignment steadily by joining Gentle Yoga Class in Salem, MA. Contact Salem Fitness Center to be a member and learn more great yoga poses.