Yoga For Spinal Cord Strength And Lower Back Pain

Salabhasana or grasshoper yoga pose can enhance spinal cord strength and gives relief from lower back pain

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Well, who doesn’t want a healthy life?

If want, proper steps have to be taken. Diet and exercise are the two key essentials for a balanced healthy life. Exercise helps in keeping both mind and body healthy where as proper diet supplements it.

Yoga works as the best medicine in healing all health problems. If there is some problem in spinal cord, its not even possible to take breath. This is from my personal experience. After my spinal cord fracture, I faced severe trouble in taking breaths. Yoga has become my close friend that it takes care of my health.

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Lower back pain is a very severe issue and only sufferers know how it feels.Yoga is for every person. Even if you are healthy now, do exercise or yoga everyday so that no health issue can reach you in the future.

This is one of the effective yoga asanas that can improve spinal cord strength. It is called salabhasana which has names like grasshopper pose or locust pose.

Salabhasana or Grasshoper pose:

Benefits of this yoga pose:

  • It stimulates internal organs all over the body.
  • It is the perfect yoga asana as it strengthens spinal cord, thighs, shoulders, pelvic arms and hips.
  • If you are looking to reduce weight this asana has a miracle power over it.
  • It also relieves you from stress and depression.
  • If you have chronic lower back pain, you should definelty do this to get rid off pain.
  • It also removes indigestion, constipation problems.

Special Note:

If you had lumbar spinal cord injury or fracture, you too can do this pose only after practicing previous asanas I discussed for 3 months. I personally got benefited. All the yoga asanas I am discussing here helped me to stand and sit for more time. It helped in strengthening my spinal cord.

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Process:

  1. Get yoga mat and lie down on your belly and place your chin on the floor.
  2. Place your toes on the floor where knees touching to the ground.
  3. Place your hands under thighs, inhaling lift your LEFT leg upwards as high as possible without bending your knees. your right leg should rest on ground. your chin remain on ground(look image for reference)
  4. Take 10 normal breathings in this position.
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  6. After 10 normal breathings, exhaling slowly put your left leg down.
  7. Turn your face to right side (right cheek on the ground)and relax, take deep breathings.
  8. Now, again place your hands under thighs, inhaling lift your RIGHT leg upwards as high as possible without bending your knees. your left leg should rest on ground.
  9. Take 10 normal breathings in this position.
  10. After 10 normal breathings, exhaling slowly put your right leg down.
  11. Turn your face to left side (left cheek on the ground)and relax, take deep breathings.
  12. Now, again place your hands under thighs, inhaling lift BOTH LEGS upwards as high as possible without bending your knees.
  13. Take 10 normal breathings in this position.
  14. After 10 normal breathings, exhaling slowly put both your legs down.
  15. Lie in a relaxed manner and take deep breathings.

In the initial days,I should say for 1 week you may not raise leg as high as possible. But slowly it will improve.

Never Strain. Never over do. Practice how much you can.Gradually you will see changes and also improvements.

If you like the post, please don’t forget to share with your friends 🙂 If you have any doubts while doing asana, leave a comment or contact me here. I will surely respond to every message.

4 thoughts on “Yoga For Spinal Cord Strength And Lower Back Pain

  1. Thank you so much. i am very glad to hear it and I wish this new year brings lot more for you 🙂

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  2. I love this pose. It was very challenging at first and gave me elbow pain, but over time that disappeared. Now I can lift my legs much higher. Looks amazing on pictures that was taken of me. I am very proud of myself for improvement!

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