A Marathon of Sitting Leads to Low Back Pain.
Upon awakening one may sit to have coffee or breakfast before sitting to drive to work. When arriving at work the corporate employee will often sit at a desk or in meetings until lunch. Lunch involves more sitting, before sitting at the desk to finish the workday. Then of course there is the commute home and another sit-down meal. Exhausted from a long day of sitting at the office one may choose to sit on the sofa to watch television to unwind. If we look at it from an anatomical standpoint we realize the hamstring muscles and the illiopsoas muscles are shortened from the many hours of sitting and this causes strain on the lower back.
But I'm an Athlete, and my Back Still Hurts!! Athletes on the other hand are not sedentary, so why the lower back pain? Any weight-bearing sport or exercise that involves running, jumping, or rapid dynamic movements produces tension on the lower back. When these activities are repeated over time without properly stretching and releasing these tight muscles overuse injuries may occur. For the sedentary nine-to-five worker yoga is the key for relieving lower back pain or any other pain arising from musculoskeletal issues. . If you have a slipped disc in the lower back or sciatica, yoga is a wonder drug.
Please avoid all deep forward bends as these can make your condition worse.
Remember, yoga like every thing else is not a " one size fits all concept." Get a consultation with a knowledgeable yoga therapist before you embark on a Yoga therapy programme.