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Restabilizing an Unstable Spine

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In my previous post, I talk about my desire to strengthen my core as a way to bring stability to my back. The instability in my lumbar spine was caused by a handful of years of consistent spine cracking for relief. In addition to vowing to not crack my spine anymore, I started integrating Yoga Tune Up® exercises such as Salabhasana, Cobra at the Wall and Revolved Abdominal Pose to strengthen, in particular, the small yet mighty spinal muscles, the multifidi.

My favorite poses to restabilize a spine addicted to crack(ing) are Revolved Abdominal Pose and Sidewinder because they simultaneously strengthen the entire core (abdominal and low back area). When I first integrated these poses for back and spine pain relief, I felt quite weak, yet it was easily adaptable to suit my level. See how to do both in the video below!

If you liked this article, read This Joint Is Jumping – Getting Comfortable in an Unstable Body

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