If you suffer from trigger points in your back, yoga can be an effective alternative to pain medication. In fact, new research finds that yoga can be as safe and effective as physical therapy in easing pain. However, most people are still unaware that yoga can help with trigger points. Below are three yoga poses that can help with painful trigger points in your back. For more information on trigger points, check out our comprehensive trigger point chart today!
Downward Facing Dog Pose
Even if you aren’t in a yoga class on a weekly basis, you have probably heard of downward dog. There’s a reason why this yoga position is so well known, downward dog is a great way to elongate the cervical spine and strengthen the core, hamstrings and lower back.
Upward Facing Dog Pose
If you have trigger points in your back try upward facing dog. Upward facing dogs is a great stretch for your back, as well as a chest opener.
For a gentle yet effective stretch, try the cat-cow pose.This is a great way to warm up your body and stretch your back, torso, and neck while strengthening your abdominal organs.
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