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Praveena: Any forward bend should be avoided.Many times bhujangasan, matsyendrasan and ushtrasan agravate the problem.So one should do this after proper stamina building by doing more of sukshmavyayam and loosening exercise.
Mei: from experience, if students suffer from lower back pain, in all asanas, they should learn to pull the navel into the spine, to engage the core, and try to scoop the tailbone under, so they lengthen the lower back instead of compressing it....
in fact, as a rule of thumb, in most asanas, we should try to scoop the tailbone under, pull the navel into the spine (to engage the core) to ensure that we are maximising the length of the spine thus avoiding compression on the lower back
Nitin: Sleep on flat wood bed. Do not sleep on soft double bed.
Fitnessbd: by maintaining proper posture all the time and practicing lengthening exercises or stretching or yoga pose for the spine.Focusing on back stretching yoga poses are also helpful.
Shammi: No forward bend to start with. However, all those postures that involve back stretch and twisting postures should be practiced as per ones capacity and not by applying extra power. SetuBandhasana, Pawanmukta asana or simple leg raises against the wall Lying down on the floor and hip touching the wall) would help to a greater extent.
Haryadi: He padahastana movement and pascimotanasana certainly recover from back pain. he .. he .. he ..