Question: Why yoga postures, example the backbends, are or are not equally bad for the spine; lot of flexion there?
Great question! Well, people doing yoga postures specifically back-bending finds it helpful and good for the spine since it improves posture, strengthen your back, alleviate back pain, stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and prepares the body for action, helps counteract damage of bad posture and a lot more benefits.
But please bear in mind that all exercises have limitations and a thorough assessment if it is good for a certain individual or not. There are safety concerns that you should be aware of.
Make sure that you have visited a medical professional if this is safe for you to do because back bending should be avoided by those who already have issues with their lower back or any problems in the back. This hyperextension of the back places significant compressive forces on your spine, which can in turn do damage to the discs in between your vertebrae. Over time, this stress from hyperextension can weaken your spine.
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