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8 Yoga Poses For Your Back - By: Erin McGurk

Here are some Yoga poses you can try at home to get started. Consult your doctor about these poses before practicing if you have a medical condition that requires that. To begin, you will need a clear space, yoga mat, towel, water and relaxing music is optional. Create an uninterrupted environment where you can focus for 10-15 minutes minimum.

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Half Lord of the Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana)This pose energizes the spine and stimulates the digestive system.
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Half Lord of the Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

This pose energizes the spine and stimulates the digestive system.

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Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)Paschimottanasana helps a distracted mind and your hamstrings lengthen.
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Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

Paschimottanasana helps a distracted mind and your hamstrings lengthen.

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Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana)Often used in Yin style classes, Stretches and lengthens the spine, relieves stress and calms the mind.
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Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana)

Often used in Yin style classes, Stretches and lengthens the spine, relieves stress and calms the mind.

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Reverse Thread The Needle Pose (Parsva Balasana)Gently compresses the muscles of your upper chest, open the upper and outer muscles of your shoulders to detoxifies and calm your body.
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Reverse Thread The Needle Pose (Parsva Balasana)

Gently compresses the muscles of your upper chest, open the upper and outer muscles of your shoulders to detoxifies and calm your body.

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Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)Helps ground into your body, open and stretch the hips, lengthens and helps to realign the spine.
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Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)

Helps ground into your body, open and stretch the hips, lengthens and helps to realign the spine.

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Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)This pose is great for building back strength, stretching hips and increasing flexibility.
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Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

This pose is great for building back strength, stretching hips and increasing flexibility.

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Knees-To-Chest Pose (Apanasana)This gentle pose is soothing lower back tension and helps ease digestive problems.
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Knees-To-Chest Pose (Apanasana)

This gentle pose is soothing lower back tension and helps ease digestive problems.

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Reclined Spinal Twist (Supta Matsyendrasana)This pose stretches the back muscles and glutes, massages the back and hips and hydrates the spinal disks. It also lengthens, relaxes and realigns the spine.
Don Atkinson - lamojophoto.com

Reclined Spinal Twist (Supta Matsyendrasana)

This pose stretches the back muscles and glutes, massages the back and hips and hydrates the spinal disks. It also lengthens, relaxes and realigns the spine.

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