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Asana Low Back Pain

There is more than one asana low back pain solution in the world of yoga. One of the easiest asanas for low back pain is Utthanpadasana (or raised leg pose).

Asana Low Back Pain: Utthanpadasana

  • 1. Start by lying down on your yoga mat. Put your legs together, palms facing down and flat next to your body.
  • 2. Breathe in and raise your right leg as high as you can, but it is important not to strain any muscles (in your legs, back or otherwise).
  • 3. Keep your right leg straight and your foot relaxed while your other leg remains straight and in contact with your yoga mat, as shown below.
  • 4. Keep your breath in for 3 to 5 seconds while your leg is up in the air.
asana low back pain: utthanpadasana

Cycling - Pada Sanchalanasana

Another way to strengthen your lower back muscles and to reduce or eliminate future low back pain is to perform the Pada Sanchalanasana. You're probably more familiar with the name cycling than the Sanskrit name for this asana.

low back pain asana yoga cycling

Other Asanas for Low Back Pain

There are other asana low back pain solutions:

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