Back Pain? Why the Yoga Twist is Healing - Yoga Journal

Twist Your Way to Less Back Pain

Here’s everything you need to know to prevent low back pain in twists, as well as use your twisting practice to help ease low back pain.

When you suffer from back pain, you might be tempted to stay sedentary until your pain goes away. But research shows gentle movement can actually help speed recovery, thanks to a fresh supply of oxygenated blood rushing to your low back, reducing inflammation. And while twisting when you have back pain might sound counterintuitive, practicing gentle twists can actually be one of the best things you do to relieve your pain. Read on for the info you need on how twisting can help you heal back pain, as well as how to use a wall as a prop and how to prevent low back pain during twists.

See also Alexandria Crow's Pretty Twisted Practice