Gentle Yoga Stretches for the Lower Back

Yoga Stretches for the Lower Back

Andrea Bobby

Andrea is a teacher and lifelong practitioner of Classical Yoga. Born in Thanjavur, India, she now resides in Ontario, Canada with her partner and their two German Shepherds. As the founder of BODY MIND LIGHT, she strives to propagate the authentic, original wisdom of Yoga to the world through her ONLINE SHOP and her CLASSES & MEDITATIONS. Read more...

9 Responses

  1. Giuseppe says:

    I have noticed an increase of tension in my back since I have been restricted and isolated at home. Sitting around on the couch has not helped! These stretches that you have layed out on this article have helped me regain some flexibility and range of motion back into my daily movements. Thank you for this!!! Namaste ?❤

  2. Greg says:

    Thank you for showing me how to do these stretches. I just had a friend telling me about his back hurting. He thinks he may have slept wrong. I am going to share this link. Perfect!

  3. Rajith says:

    Hey Andrea, Great article. Thanks. I am also practicing yoga but still at the very beginning. So this post is very useful.
    I have a small question about the second pose, sphinx. My lower back actual hurts when I am in the pose, is that normal? Or should I not do it?

    • Andrea Bobby says:

      Hi Rajith. If you’re feeling pain in the lower back while doing sphinx, check your alignment. Also, make sure your rib cage is in, your abs are engaged and your chest is not collapsing. Do not compress the lumbar area and keep the thoracic spine long. Think “long” and then lift.
      If you have a headache or any back/arm/shoulder injury, you shouldn’t do this pose at all.
      Hope this helps!

  4. Morgan says:

    Hello Andrea,
    Amazing site and so interesting. The Yoga stretches are great and i tried them out as well. It was great of you to do this and hope you even add more.

  5. Jason says:

    Very interesting article and have actually made a note of it, keep up the good work and im sure things will work out good 🙂
    The size and structure to this article I do love.
    Jason 🙂

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