Thursday, March 10, 2011

Yoga For Back Pain

One of the biggest complaints I hear from my clients is that they have back pain. It is a major reason many people turn to yoga. Back pain can have any number of causes-weak muscles, tight muscles, an alignment problem, an injury. Often tightness or weakness in the neck or legs will manifest as pain in the lower back. The following videos were designed to address some of the more common causes of back pain. If your back pain is due to a new or old injury, DO NOT DO THIS SEQUENCE. The sequence is designed for the otherwise healthy person who feels moderate pain in the lower back. I take you through some basic core strengtheners, then finish with hip stretches ands twists. The idea is to bring the spine into alignment and keep it healthy and flexible. As always, because of time constraints I hold some of the poses for a very brief period, so if you'd like to hold the poses for longer please feel free to do so. If you have any questions about the poses or sequence, leave a comment here and I will try to address it.

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