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Yoga tells us there is an intrinsic connection between the body and mind. Modern science has now confirmed this with relation to chronic back pain. Chronic back pain deals more with issues of the nervous system than the spine itself. The nervous system is a vehicle that connects the body and mind, transmitting messages from the brain along the thousands of neurons in the spinal column.


Psychosomatically, lower back pain is related to fear, intense stress, anger, the feeling of helplessness and being unhappy with your self. Suppressed negative thoughts and emotions tend to be stored around the pelvis. When these accumulate to a maximum point the body signals that something is wrong by triggering a pain response. It’s important you dig deeper and find the true cause of your back pain instead of focusing on dealing with the symptoms, the pain itself. Anti-inflammatory pills and massages in hong kong will help temporarily, to get to the root of the problem we need to examine what’s happening on an emotional level in order to permanently deal with the physical discomfort.


Yoga Exercises for Back Pain Can Relieve Stress & Its Cause

Dr. John Sarno, Author of ‘Healing Back Pain’, explains that a lot of our physical suffering is rooted in the machinations of the unconscious mind. The mind creates pain in the body as a way of distracting itself from the emotional burden that you are carrying. The back pain is created so that we don’t think about our emotional pain. The physical pain is another form of stress which adds to the emotional burden that is being covered up, causing the downward spiral to set off.  For more detail on Dr Sarno’s work, feel free to visit http://scienceblogs.com/cortex/2009/01/09/back-pain/


Many people have been healed by reflecting within, they take any physical symptom as a signal as something is not balanced on an emotional level. “Instead of fixating on the pain, I just wait for it to go away, try to think about the stress or emotion that may have triggered it, and then the pain goes away”.


This echoes the timeless message of yoga philosophy: the experience with your world outside (physical realm) is a reflection of the experience with your world inside (mental/emotional realm). It is important that your yoga class not only addresses issues of the body but also leaves your feeling peaceful and calm. That is why it is important to have a trusting relationship with your teacher so they can give you what you need for a holistic healing program. It should be a time for you to let go of any emotional baggage that you are carrying. You should feel physically more open and emotionally lighter and more fulfilled.

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