Pilates for back pain
Suffering from back problems?
Try Pilates for back pain!
Pilates for back pain is an exercise program consisting of poses recommended for improving your posture, decreasing your back pain and improving your overall spine alignment. If you are currently experiencing some back pain, please consult with your doctor before undertaking any exercises, especially in case you have suffered any back injury in the past.
Pilates is ideal for back problems because it repairs underlying imbalances in your body, strengthens your core, and improves pelvic stability and posture. It improves your overall awareness of natural alignments of your spine and by strengthening the core muscles it gives your body more stability and increases your balance.
Recommended DVD – Pilates for back pain
This DVD helps to improve your mobility and flexibility. It contains simple and gentle workouts which help correcting your posture and alleviate back and neck tension.
Throughout the day we put our bodies through a series of movements that challenge the correct position of our spine, which results in your spine loosing the correct alignment and therefore the pressure is on other group muscles, in most cases those on your back. Pilates exercises are designed to rectify this imbalance by series of light, but high impact poses which restore the balance in your body. The more familiar you get with Pilates workout, the more you will be aware of correct posture and breathing during the exercise.
Pilates, unlike other exercises, recognizes that good posture and healthy back muscles come from a strong core. Pilates for back pain is therefore all about strengthening your core and stretching your spine.
As a word of warning, you should avoid exercises that push your spine into extremes and which feel uncomfortable or where you feel pain. These moves can put too much pressure on your spine and the intervertebral disks, so please consult with your doctor before you start exercising.
This unique peanut shaped equipment supports your spine and legs during your Pilates workout. It helps you to increase the range of motion and correct your posture and poses. The equipment comes with a training DVD with two workouts and one stretching exercise.
Pilates for back pain – basis exercises