Yoga for the Spine: 4 Lengthening Poses

To bring more length to the spine, a forward fold like pashimottanasana or uttansasana, probably comes to mind. Forward folds stretch the back of the body and can be beneficial to the shoulders, spine, hips, hamstrings, calves and more depending on the posture. This article focuses on some alternative postures beyond the traditional forward fold, bringing length to the spine from all angles by utilizing twisting postures, lateral stretching and hip openers. By taking a full body approach, the spine can be lengthened and energized by addressing the legs, pelvis, trunk, shoulders and neck. Yoga combines strength, flexibility and stability to bring balance to the body. Click the link below to learn more, please modify as needed for your body.

By Laura Waite

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