Pain in the back is a very usual complaint. As reported by Mayo Clinic, around 80% of all Americans will have pain in their back at least once in life. Back pain is a frequent reason for visiting the doctor’s or absence from work.
Even though back pain can be uncomfortable and painful, it is not often serious.
Back pain may affect people at different ages, it is more usual among people aged from 35 to 55 years.

Risk factors for developing back pain:

  • A sedentary lifestyle
  •  A stressful job
  • Age – older people are more affected by this condition
  • Pregnancy – pregnant women get more back pain
  •  Gender – females get more back pain than males
  • Anxiety
  •  Depression
  • Obesity/overweight
  • Strenuous physical exercise
  • Smoking
  • Strenuous physical work

Usually low back pain is short term, and will disappear after a few days or weeks. The most of the acute pain in the lower back is mechanical in nature. That means that there is an interruption on how the components of the back (muscle, spine, nerves and intervertebral discs) fit and move together.

Below is the video performed by the yoga expert Vytas Baskauskas that shows you how to use this yoga pose for releasing pressure on your lower body. If you can’t make the full stretch at first, don’t worry! Baskauskas offers a little guidance on what to expect depending on your expertise level.