From sitting at a desk to lifting heavy boxes, your back can take a beating throughout the day. By keeping your body strong, you’ll decrease the risk of sustaining a workplace injury. Here are a few yoga poses to help keep your back muscles strong:
The tree pose is a simple yet effective full-body move. By standing with one leg up, you’ll have to tighten your entire body and use every muscle to keep your balance. You’ll also be strengthening your hips and hamstrings, which are vital to supporting your back. Be sure to keep your abs in, shoulders back, and eyes gazing forward.
Doing a few planks a day not only strengthens your muscles, but it also improves your posture, flexibility, and back pain. Each plank you do works your abdominal muscles, which act as a support system for your back. This helps prevent back pain by making you less prone to back injuries and teaching you proper spinal alignment.
Your hip, core, back, and hamstring muscles will benefit from this strengthening pose. When you’re in this position, all of your muscles work in unison to bring and keep the lower body in the air. It is a multi-joint movement that activates and strengthens your core. In addition to strengthening, the bridge pose is also a great way to stretch your entire body and loosen up any stiff muscles.
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