Safe Recovery: Perfect Yoga Poses To Alleviate Herniated Disc Pain
Dealing with herniated disc is a painful experience which requires a long recovery period established by your currant doctor.
I imagine that dealing with such condition can be frustrating, but you have to focus on the recovery therapy if you want to achieve the healing results.
One of the best ways in getting relief from herniated disc is practicing yoga, but you must be very careful which yoga asanas are suitable for this condition. Otherwise you may worsen your situation.
As a yoga instructor, I advise my practitioners suffering from herniated disc to step back for a while from yoga asanas and focus only on meditation yoga.
The following yoga poses, especially designed for meditation, are great in speeding up the healing of herniated disc.
1. Camel Pose
Image Credits: Camel Pose
- To get into the camel pose, kneel on the floor and then keep both hands on your hips.
- The top part of your feet should be on the mat. Now, lengthen your spine.
- Slowly bend backwards while placing both hands on your heels.
- Stretch out your neck and bend the head backwards.
- Next, slide both hands to the soles.
- Stay in this posture for a few seconds.
2. Locust Pose
Image Credits: Locust Pose
- At first, lie on the floor on your belly. Use a soft padding if required.
- Your arms should be stretched along the body. Rest your forehead and face on the floor.
- As you breathe in, lift your chest, head, legs and arms off the ground.
- Ensure your legs are straight and arms remain flat on the sides.
- Next, spread your toes and fingers. Focus on inhaling.
- Stay in this pose for a few seconds.
3. Cobra Pose
Image Credits: Cobra Pose
- Lie on the floor with both palms flat and kept beneath your shoulders.
- The feet tops need to be flat on the floor.
- Then engage your abs by drawing the belly button inwards and tilting your pelvis section.
- Now, press your palms and spread the fingers.
- Bring your shoulders backwards.
- Then push your body’s upper part off the surface and keep your arms straightened.
- Your feet, hips and legs need to be planted firmly on the floor.
- Tilt your chin upwards and lift the chest.
- Remain in this pose for a few seconds.