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Core exercises for low back pain

Compression of the lumbar discs can lead to a wide variety of back conditions. Compression can arise from long periods of sitting with poor posture and weak muscle support. Our lower back yoga class builds support while decompressing the discs. No single practice sequence will benefit all conditions, but this approach has been very effective at our center for all disc-related conditions, sciatica and lordosis.

Abdominal strengthening

We strengthen the abdominals by using them to stabilise the lumbar vertebrae against the floor. The floor provides a tactile reference point to note if one is arching the lower back and possibly compressing the discs when lifting or lowering the legs.

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