Debbie Cunningham Pillow October 07th, 2018 - 15:06:16
Here are a few tips on how to help yourself with pillows so that you can use them under your knees to help your back feel less pain. The first one would be to put two pillows at least maybe more, according to how large you may be at right. Under your knees, with laying down on your back because the best thing you can do for back pain is to rest and resting right down on the floor. I've laid down in airport lounges with my feet up the wall, with my knees bent, can really help to relax your back.
So, first of all, you would put the pillows under your knees and then just lay there and let gravity do the work for you and also I'm going to show you how to use a towel rolled under your neck, so you're using the natural curvature your spine. Just giving it a little bit more support and then relaxing which helps your muscles just melt into the earth, and then another technique you can do is to put a pillow in between your knees when you're laying on your side and there.
You want to make sure that your neck and your head is supported, so there's no extra pressure there and then having the pillow in between your legs helps to straighten out that area and the back to relax. So I have an assistant here is going to help me. Show you how to do this. Susan come on in so here we have a towel right under her neck. You can see you can just want to roll it. So it's not too big and too small. You want the natural way to your back of your head to go back here, how's that feel good, and then you want to have the pillows, like.
I said right under your knees and here the more they're raised up the more weight can just kind of sink into your hips here and so the sacrum just relaxes and opens up in a very natural way. Now, if you're able to get close to a wall, one great technique is to lift your legs straight up and here again you're letting the natural weight of your legs and your feet just kind of sink into your hips and everything just opens up and relaxes and Through there, and if you can stay in this position for five or ten minutes, it's just so such great medicine for your back. It also is a great way to help yourself fall asleep. If you're, you know a little bit nervous and then I'm going to show you how to do it with your knees on the pillow between your knees, oftentimes, if you're at a hotel or if you're home you'll have a thinner pillow, you put it between your knee