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SkinnyMs. is a website dedicated to helping women live a healthier, happier lifestyle. In a recent article entitled "7 Soothing Yoga Positions for Lower Back Pain", they reached out first and foremost to Heather Jeffcoat for her valuable insights into yoga's role in reducing lower back pain.

The article opens with two direct quotes from Heather:

It’s about more than the back muscles

We asked the experts for their opinions on stretching for relieving lower back pain, and we received some great insight. Doctor of Physical Therapy, Heather Jeffcoat, had this to say:

The best stretches are ones that stretch not just directly over the lower back, but also get to surrounding structures. Since our bodies move in many planes of motion, it is important to not just do stretches that are “forward,” but also that are “forwards and with rotation,” which stretches muscle and fascia more efficiently together.”

She recommended a standing modified Pigeon Pose as an example, which is number 4 on our list, below. She continued,

By adding this rotational component, you get a deeper and more effective stretch that incorporates the low back and gluteal muscles and takes into account fascial lines as well. Once the patient improves their mobility with this stretch, we can move to a more traditional pigeon pose on the floor, that add’s the hip flexor stretch.

The full article can be found here.

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