So since my little experience with ‘pressure’ in my back we put together a little stretching routine to help out. Its got a little yoga and a little stretching. The difference between yoga and stretching is control of the breath. Nice good diaphragmatic breathing while you stretch is basically yoga. So here is the regimen I followed today.
Cat pose for 5 breaths/movements.
Downward facing dog for 5 breaths.
And a leg stretch similar to Warrior Pose each leg 5 breaths. My warrior pose is a modification to stretch out the calf and hamstring.
In fact lower back pain is often a result of tight hamstrings and my hamstrings have always been extremely tight and have experienced pain/pressure like this before.
I don’t have a balance ball at work so at home I will do this stretch. It works well.
And by the way my wife loves the balance ball to help stretch out. You can be a big hero if you go and get your wife one now! Some hospitals and birthing centers even use them to help induce labor and even support a birthing position. Here are a couple of Links.
Search on and God Bless!