For about 15 years, my weak point has always been the lower back. In darker moments I’ve been put on morphine to relieve the pain..and had surgery for both L4-L5 and L5-S1 hernia.
While recovering from surgery I read an article by Timo Pritzel on how yoga changed his life from injuries. A little later I came across Abi with her first article on Pinkbike : Yoga for Lower Back Pain in Mountain Bikers. Well…I said, let’s give it a try.
I finished the 26 minute routine with some difficulties but then I felt an immediate relief from pain that I couldn’t believe..no pain, more elastic, more flexible..and not least…better mood—for me, back pain is a real mood beater. Since then that routine has been my weekly ally, allowing me to do whatever I want on and off the bikes.
I started following Abi with all her other articles, one of my favourite is on Yin Yoga—perfect for before-sleep relaxing and to prevent pain. I feel free to say that Abi help changed my life..now I know Timo words were true…