Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Say Bye To Backache!

I recommend seeing your doctor first before proceeding on to this step, just to be sure you don't have any serious injury relating to your backache. If all is well, and you need immediate relief from that annoying backache, try YOGIC SQUAT. It helps relieve tightness in the back while also stretching the muscles in your hips and butt.

To do the Yogic Squat;
  • stand with feet a little wider than hip-distance apart and toes turned out to the sides at 45-degree angles.
  • bend your knees and push butt back, squatting until your sitting bones are just above the floor and knees are directly over your middle toes.
  • bring palms together at your heart and place outer arms against your inner thighs; push outward with your arms against your knees.
Too Challenging?
  • try doing the pose with your back against a wall while holding either side of the doorknob of an open door.
  • lift chest to lengthen spine as you draw your shoulders down. Hold for 1-3 minutes, then release and return to standing.
  • repeat up to 3x, as often as necessary.