Happy Back Yoga Tips

The secret ingredient to an every day happy lower back is open thighs - quadriceps, psoas (hip flexors), hamstrings.  

If you are a runner, gardener, everyday life liver then your legs are getting worked!  Muscles get tight and we lose range of motion if we don't balance out with a little lengthening and strengthening.

Any of the poses listed below are great to help relieve every day back tension.  Give them a try after a long hike, shoveling snow, a gardening session, or just general spring cleaning.  

Remember, listen to your gut instincts and modify according to your needs.  

Keep Yoga-ing!

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Tip#1 - Hips and Thighs Don't Lie

High Lunge with Blocks

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Do this when:

Your lower back is tight and achy.

 

Do this after:

Sitting at your desk or long car rides.


Tip #2 - The Calf Smasher!

Little Thunderbolt Variations - Vajrasana

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Do this when:

Your shins and calves are yelling! No one likes shin splints.

 

Do this after:

A long hike, that quick run, or a night of dancing in high heels!


Tip #3 - Ribbit

The half frog - Ardha Bhekasana

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Do this when:

You're sleepy and need an energy boost! Or your lower back and mid back are feeling super tight.

 

Do this after:

Yard work, running, or long periods of sitting binge watching your favorite show!

 


Tip #4 - Shoot for the Moon

MODIFIED WARRIOR 1

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Do this when:

You want to boost your confidence and feel strong. This will build your core and leg strength.

 

Do this after:

You're warmed up from the previous poses.


Tip #5 - It's Not Over Until the Pigeon Sings!

Variations on Pigeon II (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II)

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Do this when:

Your lower back is achy, when you need inspiration, or when you are getting ready to take a leap of faith.

 

Do this after:

Long periods of sitting.


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REMEMBER

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with love and light,