Healthy Living Tip: 6 Yoga Stretches for Lower Back Pain

Senior couple doing yoga.

Whether you have minor aches and pains in your lower back or full-blown degenerative disc disease, many doctors are now recommending low-impact stretching to relieve symptoms, strengthen muscles and increase flexibility.

Here are six yoga stretches that will help lengthen your spine and take some of the pressure off lower back joints and discs. These stretches are great for people of all fitness levels; no experience in crazy body contortion needed!

Before attempting these stretches, be sure to consult with your doctor to make sure they are safe for you to do, especially if you have a serious condition that affects your spine or lower back muscles.

It’s important to exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle, even more so when you’re living with a disability. See why that’s the case in our “Exercising While Living with a Disability” article.