Do not Neglect Back Pain; Even Most doctors turn their back on back pain
Some yoga practitioners do not teach enough asanas to strengthen their back and neck muscles. That’s why even after practicing yoga for several years many experience back and neck pain, and some participants are not able to sit straight for more than a few minutes without support. There is a lot of emphases placed on strengthening the abdominal muscles but not so much on strengthening the back muscles which are equally important and crucial for a seeker, as the health of one’s back, spine, and neck affects the flow of prana and rise of kundalini energy. It is therefore essential to learn a few asanas and other exercises for strengthening back and neck muscles and incorporate them into your daily practice. Some of these exercises one can find online for almost any part of the body. Alternatively one can learn from an experienced yoga teacher for a better understanding and experience, particularly yogic practices such as pranayama and meditation
Asanas, when done skillfully, can improve flexibility as well as strength. Proper and advanced training of pranayama and bandhas can also improve the overall health, mobility, and flexibility.