In the U.S. back pain is one of the biggest complaints that send people to the doctor. Having strong back muscles, strong abdominal muscles, and good flexibility are three things that can help prevent and alleviate low back pain.
The blog Back Pain: Relieve Your Aching Back With These Best Yoga Exercises offers three exercises that the unnamed blogger recommends using, as his or her only credentials, “Based on my experience…” The blogger at least states that these three exercises are only a suggestion and you should find a capable instructor. I will take that further and say that if you suffer from back pain you should be cleared by your physician before starting any new exercise routine.
The three recommended yoga exercises are sun salutation, the corpse, and the cat pose. The blog gives instructions on how to do each, but again, I would recommend clearance from your physician and an actual instructor with qualifications before taking advice from a blogger who fails to list his or her name and credentials on the blog. (This person may indeed be qualified to make yoga recommendations, but I couldn’t find this info with the blog.)
One safe way to ease back pain is to make sure you are sleeping on a comfortable mattress. Two specialty mattresses that are gaining popularity for their comfort and durability are the natural latex mattress and the air bed. Both have been found to ease back pain over a traditional mattress.