Start with the weight evenly placed on the points on the floor, hands and knees, the spine is in it’s natural position (no sinking). Breathe in and breathe out curving/rounding the spine up to the ceiling like a cat, hold position as you breathe in, breathe out and return to start position. Repeat 6/8 times.
If this movement causes increasing pain please stop and check at class, the back may feel stiff but should ease out the more repetitions you do. (note to self, must get some new photos taken with the correct hair cut!).
About Back Pain
Back pain can impact on many things that you would normally do.
Fortunately there are a number of things you can do to lower the chances of disabling back pain and reduce the impact that back pain may have on your life.
If you, accidentally, cut your finger with a knife, you experience pain. This pain signal is triggered in the cells of the tissue in your finger that are being damaged by the sharp knife. Although unpleasant, the pain is actually a useful response from your body since it alerts you that your finger is damaged and you need to take action to prevent further damage and/or ensure recovery from the damage. This is called acute pain. Similarly, when you sprain a muscle in your back, you will feel a sudden jolt of pain. Again this pain signal warns you need to take action in order to recover or prevent further damage.However, persistent back pain is very different from the above examples. Persistent pain no longer acts as a warning signal and it does not refer to any tissue damage. The warning system goes into overdrive and sends out repeated pain signals, which are not needed or are out of proportion. The pain signals in persistent pain, also called chronic pain, no longer serve a useful purpose. But nevertheless you experience pain and it is virtually impossible to distinguish the useful pain signals from the disruptive pain signals. However knowing that persistent pain is often not a warning signal, means that you can respond differently to the pain.
While you may think that rest is best when experiencing pain, for persistent back pain it is actually much better to stay active.
Knowing that your pain does not mean that any structures in your back have been seriously damaged can take away some of the concerns you may have about using your back while in pain.
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