3 Poses to Relieve Low Back Pain in Twists

When done properly, twists have the potential to help your low back feel great. Here are three poses to help you relieve low back pain.
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When done properly, twists have the potential to help your low back feel great. Here are three poses to help you relieve low back pain.

When done properly, twists have the potential to help your low back feel great. Twisting can activate the muscles around the lumbar spine and abdominal core, increasing stability as well as blood flow and oxygenation to the area. Twisting also appears to increase hydration of the intervertebral disks, which may help to counteract the changes caused by degenerative disk disease. Here are three poses to help you relieve low back pain.

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Teacher Ray Long, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon in Detroit and the founder of Bandha Yoga, a website and book series dedicated to the anatomy and biomechanics of yoga. Model Stephanie Schwartz is a yoga teacher based in Boulder, Colorado.