For the last couple of months, the pain in my lower back has gotten so bad that it’s pretty much impossible for me to sleep on my back. I have to sleep on my side… which leaves me tossing and turning all night long. Yesterday, I got a full body massage and oh my goodness… my lower back felt like pins and needles were digging into it. I did not realize how much stress I keep in my upper body as well. I woke up this morning feeling sore all over, especially in my spine and my neck.
For the last couple of weeks, I have been trying to incorporate more yoga into my routine. Being a student, I like to find ways to release stress as well as how to stay more clear minded. There have been many times where I find myself so overstressed that I just break down crying because there’s so much going on in my mind that my brain actually begins to hurt. I first started doing yoga a couple months ago, it’s actually a part of the 21 day fix program (every 7th day on the workout schedule). I enjoyed the yoga, but the yoga session in the fix is more of a workout rather than a relaxation session.
This morning, I decided to go to Youtube to try and find a yoga session. I typed in, “Yoga for lower back pain”, and thousands of videos popped up! I clicked on a video by “Yoga With Adriene”, as I have watched one of her videos before, and I really liked her! I just finished the video a couple of minutes ago, and I feel amazing. I feel so stretched out, so open, and very “connected”. I know that sounds super cliche… and like super “YOGI”, but something about yoga really helps my mind just feel so at peace but yet prepared for a hard day’s work. My back feels very stretched out and open and my hips feel open as well. My masseuse yesterday said that I have bad lower back pain due to tight hips and hamstrings and that the best way to release that pain is with stretching. I think I will continue this adventure with yoga, as it not only is helping with my stress but also with my body’s alignment.
Here is the the video I watched 🙂