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Yoga causing back pain?

keepitlow2010-07-04 12:55:30 +0000 #1
Just started with some yoga a few weeks ago. Lower back has been painful since I started. Is it common to have such pain from the twists? If so, how long does it take to get used to the yoga?

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xela2010-07-04 13:05:04 +0000 #2
Twisting can definitely cause lower back pain, especially in the SI joints (at least for me.) I usually will do some gentle forward folds as counter poses to twists.

How long it takes is up to your body, but remember that yoga isn't supposed to hurt. A lesson I've had to learn is the difference between sensation and pain.
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 13:44:18 +0000 #3
If you'd kindly say a bit more I'd be glad to give you feedback.

However as it currently stands I can't determine what sort of practice you are doing, for how long, in what ways and in what style nor can I surmise whether you are 80 and feeble or 20 and active.
keepitlow2010-07-04 13:34:10 +0000 #4
Thanks for both replies. I'm 54 and male. I do some activities such as weightlifting, jogging, skating, biking, longboarding, etc. Just moderate stuff but 6 to 8 times per week between various activities. (How to get on the slopes soon too.)

I've always done some stretching / yoga but only half ass. Been putting in about 45 min a day 5 days a week on yoga. Before maybe 5 to 10 min a day...if that.

Pain is low back and feels like dull pain you get when you strain muscles after laying off the weights for a long time. Pretty constant pain although subsides when sitting.

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