Causes For Lumbar Pain And Strengthening Yoga Exercises

Help, my back hurts!


About 80 per cent of the German population is affected: lumbar spine pain. The lower part of the spine is exposed to most stress in everyday life. The Lumbar Spine (Lumbar Spine) and its associated muscles perform many functions in our body, from structural support to the rest of the spine, to flexible mobility, to protecting specific body tissues. While pain in the lumbar spine is not an isolated disease, it does indicate that something is wrong with the lumbar spine.


Common causes of pain in the lumbar spine


The causes of pain in the lumbar spine are manifold. These include u.a. Injuries, degenerative diseases (such as osteoporosis or overuse of joints), arthritis, hereditary diseases, pregnancies, diseases and infections of the pelvic organs (ovaries, kidneys and intestines), obesity, prolonged sitting, herniated discs, smoking and associated deficiency of the muscles and more.

However, one of the most common causes of pain in the LWS region is a muscular imbalance. In most cases, the person concerned raises or carries unusually heavy, does not notice anything on the first day and the pain does not appear until one or two days after the exercise. In addition to avoiding sudden overwork, there are a few other tips that can help relieve and even prevent lumbar spine pain.


How can I ease or prevent pain around the lumbar spine?


1. By standing correctly and sitting and especially by lifting properly.

2. Rub the area of ​​the lumbar spine with sesame or coconut oil daily before taking a shower and leave for 10 minutes.

3. Using asanas: Asanas are predominantly body postures of yoga and are ideal for strengthening the lumbar spine muscles. The following asanas can be performed one by one or in succession. Each exercise should last for about two minutes.


· Marjari Asana – The stretching cat

· Shalabhasana – The Locust

· Bhujangasana – The Kobraastellun

· Dhanurasana – The bow attitude

· Adho Mukha Svana Asana – The upturned dog

· Halasana – The plough pose

· Poorna Pavanamuktasana – The air release

· Sethubandhasana – The bridge position

· Naukasana – The boat position

· Nata Raja Asana – The Shiva Attitude

· Sucirandhrasana – Thread the needle (on the back)

· Artha Matsyendriyasana – The half-turned fish pose (right and left)

· Utkasana – The chair attitude

· Uttitha Trikonasana – The Extended Triangular Posture (both sides)




Athena Theel

Athena studies Chinese & Economics at the University of Cologne. Having spent many years in China and Japan, she has developed an interest in holistic medicine. Based on her interest, Athena joined Sri Sri Tattva as a content writer, social media manager and translator.
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