Ease Your Back Pain with Stretching and Pilates

There is no reason to suffer from back pain when there is a way to defeat it. Back pain can be a result of old age a car accident having children working or an athletic injury. By using Pilates in combination with a few stretching techniques your back pain will become a thing of the past. Anyone can do Pilates because it is that safe. The movements may be small and easy to do but the results are everlasting. Never underestimate the stress relieving and pain relieving effects that Pilates and stretching can have on your body. Young children teenagers adults and seniors can enjoy the benefits of Pilates and stretching.


There is nothing difficult about Pilates. The only thing that you need to watch out for is your form. Make sure that you do exactly as the instructions say when performing your movements. When you stretch you need to make sure that you are stretching both sides so that there is no injury. In case you haven’t noticed most athletes will perform a series of simple stretches before physical activities in order to avoid injuries. How much more do you think that they can be used to prevent pain? You can bet on a lot.


Tense ligaments and stiff joints can cause a pain that is unbearable especially in your back. The popping cracking and strains need an outlet. You back needs a gentle release of it’s stress and tension. If you do not release what has built up then the pain will just continue to persist creating more crippling effects. When performing your stretches try to hold them for at least 20 to 30 seconds each. Holding your stretches will help your muscles and joints to become more flexible and release the tension which will in turn ease the pain.


Never bounce or tense up when performing your exercises and stretches. Always make sure that you breathe. Breathing is quite possibly one of the most important things to remember to do when it comes to any type of physical activity. Not remembering to breathe can lead to high blood pressure dizziness and other dangerous things that are just too serious to tamper with. Breathing correctly while performing your stretches and Pilates techniques will help to increase blood flow to your back and speed up the amount of nutrients that travel to it thus helping to further relieve the pain and enhance natural healing effects.


An ideal Pilates regimen might include doing a set of exercises for a short period in the morning and then again at night before you go to bed. It does not take very long to start experiencing the pain relieving benefits that Pilates and stretching have to offer. The best part about it is that it is free. Once you learn the stretches and the movements you are all set to go. You can find literally thousands of pages of information on how to perform Pilates and stretching techniques over the web. With a little time and practice you will be a pain relieving pro!


There are a range of DVD’s on sale at http://www.pilatesorstretchforbackpain.com which have been recommended by a leading British Osteopath/Physiotherapist.

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The author, Steven Giles is a 55 year old former accountant who has been suffering from back pain for several years and has found that Pilates provides relief from this. He lives in Greater Manchester in the North-West of England.

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