Yogis often say that the real age of a person can be determined by the flexibility of their spine. But so much we do in this modern society is not good for our backs. That’s why so many people are trying Kundalini Yoga for back pain relief.
Kundalini Yoga is great for back pain relief because the spine is a major focal point of our exercises. At my classes in Silver Lake, Los Angeles we always pay attention to the spine in every class.
Cat-Cow is known as the Kundalini chiropractor.
Long periods of sitting at desks and on couches and in cars, or looking down at our phones for hours wreck havoc on our back, shoulder and neck muscles. That’s why back pain is one of the most common complaints adults have in our society.
Balance and strengthen your Chakras with Cat-Cow
And while you’re doing Cat-Cow you’re also balancing the Second and Fifth Chakras.
The Second (Sacral) Chakra, located in the area of your reproductive organs, is responsible for your creativity, patience and responsible relationships.
If it’s out of whack, you experience lots of guilt and rigid emotions. You
might also have trouble setting boundaries or honoring them.
And the Fifth Chakra, also called the Throat Chakra, is connected to your ability to communicate your truth effectively and authentically.
If it’s weak you might be overly shy, insecure and afraid to express yourself because you’re afraid of other people’s opinions. You might also be prone to throat problems and thyroid issues.
Loosen up and adjust the spine with Cat-Cow
So Cat-Cow is an all-around great exercise to incorporate into your daily life, even if you don’t need relief from back pain. It’s a good posture to do when you wake up in the morning or before going to bed to loosen up the tension and give you a good night’s rest.
How to do Cat-Cow
– Come onto your hands and knees, hands beneath the shoulders, knees under the hips, big toe joints touching
– Inhale and arch the spine down, lifting the chin and opening the chest (Cow)
– Exhale, tuck the tailbone under, round the back, bring the chin towards the chest (Cat)
– Keep the motion smooth, starting slow and moving faster as your spine warms up
Continue for 1-3 minutes
To end: Inhale deeply, arch the spine down, lift the head and hold for a few seconds. Exhale, round the back, bring the chin to the chest and really stretch up through the shoulder blades. Returning to a normal breath sit back on your heels, bring your forehead to the ground, stretch your arms out in front. Rest.
You can totally revitalize your back with this simple Kundalini Yoga posture and find relief from your back pain. May you stay flexible in spine and in mind.
Your Kundalini Yoga teacher in Los Angeles,
Keep your spine flexible and back pain free
If you feel empowered to do more exercises to use Kundalini Yoga for back pain relief then here is a great Kundalini Yoga Kriya (set of postures) that you can do at home.
And if you need a bit more personal guidance or you’d like to do Kundalini Yoga with a community of like-minded souls, then come visit a class, in-person or online.
MORE INFO HERE: KUNDALINI COMMUNITY CLASS