Yoga for a Stronger Back
Sequence designed by Marc Titus for Spirituality & Health Magazine
- 2012 September-October
The body can provide a mirror of energy flow with pain—often indicating where energy is stuck. If we can address these conditions and get the energy moving again, it is possible to reduce the effects of a chronic condition or possibly even prevent a chronic condition from manifesting.
The following seven poses strengthen and stretch the supportive musculature for a healthy spine. Try to allow enough time to feel the indicated stretch and endeavor to lengthen the spine and strengthen the core. Be gentle as you find your way and allow enough time to feel the indicated stretch, as well as address any non-physical, or energetic components. A suggested mantra for the practice: "I allow all things to be as they are. By loving everything right now and doing nothing, I allow all in my experience to harmonize and come into balance with the highest good for all creation." Find how it speaks to you! Namaste.
Marc Titus is the Modern Yogi and co-founder of the Sedona Yoga Festival. He brings a current approach to the science of yoga and meditation, blending ancient practices and philosophy to help us get out of our own way. Marc is passionate about back health- after suffering from a lower back injury, he was encouraged by his medical team to undergo surgery but he found his own path and cure with yoga and meditation. The medical team is no longer with him… yoga is.
The exercises and instructions presented in this article are designed for people who are in good health and physically fit. Do not undertake this or any other exercise without the consent of a doctor. Spirituality & Health and the creators of this sequence disclaim any liability for loss or injury in connection with the exercises shown or the instruction and advice expressed.