Lizard-pose - Yoga moves for back pain - PICTURE-- Women's Health & Fitness

 

Lizard pose (Utthan Pristhasana Variation)

Supple hips can ease back pain and increase circulation to the legs. Hip openings also allow us to let go of the stress and negative emotions that we store in our hips, creating tightness and discomfort.

In the case of disc problems, only practise hip openings with a yoga teacher.

How to

From downward facing dog, step your right foot to the outside of your right hand, lining the edge of the foot up with the edge of the mat and drop your left knee. You can either stay up on your hands or drop down, placing your forearms on the ground for a more intense variation.

Photo credit: Ren Pidgeon, Model: Phoebe Waters