One of my favorite poses when it comes to helping with lower back pain. The cobra pose! This is a yoga pose can help if you have lower back pain, sciatica or pelvic pain. It helps if you have herniatic disc, that can be one of the problems if you have lower back pain. It also helps to stretch the psoas muscle that is so important for your pelvic alignment (that also can be a problem when you have pelvic pain).
So here we go. The cobra pose:
Lie on your belly and place your hands under your shoulders with your elbows by your side. Inhale as you lift your head and shoulders, pressing your hips into the floor and tightening your buttock muscles. Using your hands as support, arch your back up, keeping your feet as close together as possible. Gently stretch your neck and focus on your third eye point. Breathe long and deeply.
If this pose is difficult for you to do you can try the modified version:
Set your elbows under your shoulders and your forearms on the floor parallel to each other. Inhale and lift your upper torso and head away from the floor into a mild backbend.
This is a great pose for your ovaries as it gives them some massage and increase the blood circulation in this area. It also stretches your spine, but what is important here is to tighten the buttocks so not all of the weight is on the lower back.
Have you tried this pose? Did it help?
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Helen Kåselöv is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist and the founder of Healing from within with yoga & food (former Yoga for Endometriosis & Pelvic pain). Helen has a history of severe endometriosis and is today helping women with endometriosis, PCOS, uterine fibroids and other pelvic pain online, with yoga, nutrition and other lifestyle changes. Using yoga both as a tool in different kinds of healing programs, pain management, yoga has become the foundation in her work. “Yoga can help you in so many ways: Physically, mentally, spiritually and as a personal development tool.”