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Yoga and back pain

Dec 13, 2016 12:09 PM

I've been a dancer for 14 years but had to quit last year because of my back pain so about 3 months ago I started taking yoga lessons.. they're great but there's two or three poses in which I'm in paralyzing pain.. should I just not do them or do you think the pain might ease with time and that the positions might actually help??

In particular, when coming down from the pose shown in the picture (rolling your back to the ground) is complete torture.. Should I stay clear from the pose or keep doing it in hopes it could help??

Sorry for my bad English btw!😅

Dec 13, 2016 12:10 PM

I would not do any move that creates more pain.

Dec 13, 2016 12:15 PM

Yeah FlappysLady81 it makes sense that I shouldn't do them. I just can't accept the fact that my body is failing me.. I used to dance at competitions but now I can't get through a day without pain.. okay now I'm just venting and feeling sorry for myself I'll stop :/

Dec 13, 2016 2:25 PM

HeyItIsMe we're here to listen to you vent, your allowed to have a pity party every so often....in fact it's normal and healthy to grieve your past life before the pain and to feel sorry for not being able to do things buy don't let yourself drown in your sorrows, you also need to look for the positives and blessings in every day, to feel happy about your achievements.

If your in a yoga class you should speak to the instructor about the positions and how getting into and out off those positions leave you in more pain and that you cant/won't be doing them anymore.
If you're following a did or game console then I would suggest leaving those positions out completely and going to speak to your doctor, there are some positions that you shouldn't be doing at all.

Sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx

Dec 14, 2016 2:25 AM

Have you told the yoga instructor about your back? Doing yoga with back pain has to be monitored. I have back pain aswell and yoga helps but only certain bit of yoga

Dec 14, 2016 12:02 PM

I haven't yet told my yoga teacher but I guess I kind of have to 😕 thanks so much guys!!

Dec 14, 2016 12:27 PM

With any injury or illness you need to talk to the instructor about it before you start the class so they can assess you to make sure they won't push you too far or so they can tell you not to do certain poses.
I know it's not easy to tell other people sometimes But you don't want to cause more pain or cause a new injury on top of the pain you already have.
We're only trying to look out for you.....you're in enough pain without adding more to to the party 😕

You'll be fine once you speak to your instructor then you can carry on doing yoga and get more enjoyment out of it 😊 it's a win all round 😊 xx

Dec 14, 2016 12:36 PM

HeyItIsMe, don't apologize for venting or for feeling sorry for yourself. We all feel the same from time to time. I was on that buds myself just last week. Lol Like Sezzy said, it's healthy and normal. Big hugs! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Dec 19, 2016 1:28 AM

Im a 34 male i was considering in for ddd and nerve issues i heard it helped alot of people.

Dec 19, 2016 6:39 AM

I know you have been asked this many times but...have you seen a chiropractor about your back problems. I injured my back about 25 years ago. I had terrible bouts of pain over those years but always tried to stay very active. Going to the gym always made it worse but I wanted to stay in shape. I was finally convinced 2 years ago by a coworker that I should see chiropractics. It changed everything for me.

I hope your instructor has some good advice and you are able to carry on with what you enjoy and are able to keep your body strong. 😊

Dec 20, 2016 2:17 AM

TigerLilly I'm actually considering going to one but have no idea which chirp in my area is good :/

And I don't know if I'm supposed to just call someone and try or what 😪 My parents aren't willing to help either since they don't know either nor do they even know the severity of my pain (I try to tell them but their hands are full with work and with my siblings so they forget that I even am in pain 24/7)

So do you know if I should just try random chiropractors or what ?? 😕

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