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tangerine2010-07-05 19:00:06 +0000 #1
Hi! I'm just a beginner yoga student. My teacher told me that my lower back is tight that is why I find it difficult to do the lotus pose or that posture where you bend forward to the ground in a normal cross-leg position. How do I make my lower back limber? I don't have any back pain.
Hunter2010-07-05 19:09:13 +0000 #2
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Originally Posted by tangerine

Hi! I'm just a beginner yoga student. My teacher told me that my lower back is tight that is why I find it difficult to do the lotus pose or that posture where you bend forward to the ground in a normal cross-leg position. How do I make my lower back limber? I don't have any back pain.

Do yoga.



I added to my back problems by being too aggressive, so.....

Work on a well-rounded practice. Do not aspire to achieve a pose, enter gradually, learn how your body works, keep it activated all the time. You are not a Yoga Journal cover.

Beware instruction from young people with athletic inclination or no history of injury.

Forward bends are the result of pelvic/hip/hamstring health, not spinal flexion. It's ok not to be anywhere near the ideal pose. Explore props and modified poses on your way. Yoga is not about flexibility.

Smile!

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