cobra/sphinx pose for a long time period

by myrna pronchuk
(lucan, ontario canada)

I have lower back pain and I sometimes do a cobra/sphinx pose for a long time period - reading a book, etc.

My question is this ok for my back?

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Mar 28, 2015
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Re: cobra/sphinx pose for a long time period
by: Pat

Hi Myrna – While we are not in a position to say whether the cobra pose is ok for your back, I can tell you the advice I have given my daughter Taylor who has had personal back issues and is in charge of our yoga section.
First I would tell her to start a regular practice of strengthening her deep core muscles; a strong core will provide stability and support for the lower back. I would also tell her not to do any back related exercise for a lengthy period of time until the pain has diminished.
We have a number of effective core muscle exercises with pictures and explanations that you can start with to strengthen yourself and hopefully protect your lower back. Good luck with it and please keep in touch.

Pat

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