My Daily Yoga Routine For Chronic Back Pain

After ditching physical therapy due to chronic back & neck pain. I decided to take a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher Training course, in 2020.

I’ve been practicing this same routine for 3 years, and it has helped me maintain strength and flexibility.

I created this routine after I experienced a chronic back/neck flare that affected my neck, arms, wrist, hands, low back, both legs, and feet. I experienced headaches, muscle and nerve pain that affected my movement and productivity.

I knew I needed to create movement that served my body, so I started very slow everyday. Seeing how my breath affected my thoughts, emotions, and muscle tension, I immediately notice positive results. My hamstrings, hips, shoulders and neck started to loosen and create more range of motion.

Daily Yoga Routine

I can tell when I don’t do my daily routine. I begin to suffer from stiff and tight neck, hips, and shoulders.

There is a mental clearing that happens as you practice and allow your brain to reset with your breath. Yoga & meditation has helped me so much in my chronic pain journey.

As yoga helps you become more aware, Ayurveda challenges you to look at our role in how we treat our body, mind, and spirit; by the use of the five senses. Always be gentle, patient, and loving to yourself.

Find a movement that speaks to you. Something gentle, grounding, cooling, and invigorating to the spirit, yet serving to the body.

The way we move is an expression of our energy. It takes strength, flexibility, and discipline to live in harmony with our body, mind, and spirit.

Today I am working with physical therapy, again. Trying to find alternative ways to get my body moving.

I hope you will take a moment and try out this routine! Be sure to let me know if this routine has helped you, too!

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Published by connectedpines

Disabled Veteran traveling with chronic back pain & practicing Ayurvedic self care routines

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