Archive for March 2010

Yoga for Lower Back Pain : Half Dog Yoga Pose for Lower Back Pain

Learn how to do the half dog and down dog when using yoga poses for lower back pain relief in this free exercise video from a hatha yoga instructor.

Expert: Elizabeth Rose
Bio: Elizabeth Rose is a registered Hatha yoga teacher with a background in modern dance, gymnastics, martial arts, and circus arts.
Filmmaker: randy primm

Duration : 0:2:35

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Best Exercise to Relieve Low Back Pain: Plank on Side

Full Side Plank Core Fitness Physiotherapy Exercise Described by Toronto Physiotherapist Dev Chengkalath:

This is an excellent exercise to activate your core muscles while minimizing compressive loads through the spine.

If you are suffering from mechanical low back pain, this may be one of the types of muscle activation movements you need to get yourself pain free.

Lying on your side, braced on your forearm, your feet in staggered stance position, with the upper leg forward and the lower leg backwards, bring your hips off the ground.

Keep a nice straight line through the torso from head to feet.

Maintain your neutral spine (no excess arching or rounding), with abs contracted and braced. Breathe normally.

You can alternate your stance by switching the position of your legs.

Make sure you don’t allow any sagging through your torso or allow your hips to stay flexed.

Hold for the desired time and lower back to the starting position under control.

Repeat for the desired number of sets and repetitions.

Key Points:

-always work within pain free zone
-stagger your legs to maintain balance
-keep a straight line through your torso, from head to feet
-maintain neutral spine
-breathe normally
-don’t sag through your torso or stay flexed at the hips
-lower under control and repeat

Duration : 0:1:14

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How I Ended My Lower Back Pain – Part 5: Bench Crunches

Crunches are essential to ending lower back pain, but I hate doing them on the floor. I started on the floor, but quickly graduated to a $30 bench. If you have space I highly recommend it. In this video, I demonstrate my method of doing bench crunches.

I have tried to make my back/abdominal exercise routine fun, interesting and sustainable. I fully intend to do this for the rest of my life. In 6 months, this stretching & exercise routine ended 8 years of back pain. This bench, along with the inexpensive exercise machines I purchased have made this highly effective routine very fun, interesting and sustainable. When I first started, I did everything on the floor, and I dreaded starting each morning. Now I really enjoy it.

Duration : 0:2:41

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Treating Lower Back Pain Through Spinal Stabilization Exercises

Spinal Lumbar Stabilization is a painless and easy way to treat and improve lower back pain.

Duration : 0:9:33

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Exercise & Fitness : Core Stability Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Core stability exercise can be used to strengthen or possibly correct lower back pain. Strengthen your lower back with tips from a personal trainer in this free video on exercise and fitness.

Expert: Lisa Gaylord
Bio: Lisa Gaylord has more than 30 years in formal martial arts training and more than 20 years in the fitness industry.
Filmmaker: Paul Muller

Duration : 0:2:12

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