This is another lesson that I give to patients on the very first day of Physical Therapy. It is the focus of my class at Balancing Owl Yoga Thursdays at 2pm. The body derives so many benefits from developing strength. And as we age, we can lose up to .5 lbs of lean muscle mass each year. Yikes!
A regular practice of leg strengthening can help ease the sensations in the back by taking tension and strain off of it. Having a strong body overall gives you energy. Energy which can translate to having more "will power". That's right, strengthening your body can also strengthen your will. A strong will can help you each and every day build, not only a pain free life, but a life of joy because you're doing the things You want to do.
With this video you can learn to "stand up" with proper mechanics, but you can also gain the strength to "stand up for yourself".
P.S. If you need the advice of an expert or need some motivation from a knowledgeable coach, that's what my private sessions are all about. I will spend an hour with you and together we'll develop a plan to get you back on track to heal your back. It usually only takes 1-2 sessions and as a bonus, you will get access to 1 or more of my yoga practice videos. To schedule a session email me:
P.S.S. You can also get my advice and coaching from my online course: Yoga for a Better Back. You get 10 total hours of education, rehabilitation, and 8 yoga videos to perform anywhere/anytime.