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7 Yoga Poses That Can Give You a Sore Back
If you're not thoughtful about the way you move, your "om" could turn into a serious "ouch." Here are 7 simple yoga exercises that can cause back pain -- and how to stay safe
Rowe recommends the following: Kneel with your hips stacked over your knees; initiate the arch through your shoulder blades; keep your chest up and maintain length in your lower back; remember your head should naturally come back to a comfortable position -- throwing it back forcefully to get a faster, more significant arch will only add stress to your back.
When you're confident that your position is a safe one, keep your hips pressed forward and reach your hands back toward your heels (or rest them on a set of yoga blocks on either side of your feet). Don't worry about adding this final step if you feel doing so will compromise your form though.
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