In North America, nearly 90% of adults suffer from back pain, and the number continues to rise. In some countries, only 5% of adults suffer from back pain.
So why, in our modern, automated world does this affect so many. Bad habits is a good place to start – years of sitting and moving incorrectly takes a toll on muscles and joints. Ultimately, the back takes the lion’s share of the work. Since the back, or more specifically the spine, is involved in every movement we make, these bad habits lead us to pain medication, surgery, more inactivity, and more suffering.
Back problems are not only expensive, but also disabling and depressing. Back pain is one of the most common problems seen by doctors. Posture, or lack of it, is often the where this affliction can start. By learning and practicing good posture, some of this suffering can be reduced, prevented, possibly eliminated.
In a country, where people walk for miles everyday carrying heavy loads on their heads or bend over in fields all day, why is there less incidence of back pain?
Chair Yoga is a perfect way to learn the basics of body: