Let’s take care of your Low Back!
“Low-back pain is a very common problem in the United States and around the world. About 80 percent of adults have low-back pain at some point in their lives” (Source: NIH). Surely, when we are in pain, it is hard to be engaged in life and in our daily activities. That is why taking care of our Low Back is so crucial to our physical and emotional health. Whether you are currently experiencing Low Back Pain, want to prevent a flare-up or just want to keep that area of your body strong and flexible, you are in the right place! We have gathered this information to help you care for your Low Back!
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Why is Low Back Care So Important?
The Low Back is a junction point where your spine meets your pelvis. That means, it has movement capabilities that allow you to bend, squat, twist and lean. If these motions are done improperly or with force, they can lead to damage to the tendons, ligaments, muscles and/or joints in the Low Back. In Yoga, we work on the bio-mechanics of movement to ensure that you move properly during your daily activities. Above all, doing repetitive movements that are slow and gentle, will encourage your body to sense its optimal alignment. Moreover, they will keep your Low Back safe and supportive.
Many common Low Back issues are covered in our Essential Program for Low Back Care. For example, Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome, SI Joint dysfunction, Lumbar Disc Damage, Scoliosis, Osteoarthritis and Stenosis. Should you experience an injury or over-use of this critical area, we have Yoga practices designed to help ease your pain and discomfort. Specifically, to bring you back into balance and feeling more comfortable. In addition, these Yoga practices can be used for daily and preventative care. We encourage you to do something kind for your Low Back every day! We have created these structured Wellness Practices just for you!
Collection of Videos
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We made it easy for you to find practices that work into your lifestyle. This collection was specifically created to guide you in Low Back Care. Mix and match from these options:
Take time every day to do something healthy for your Low Back… your body will thank you!
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Related Video Series
The following Video Series are an easy way for you to start your Wellness Practices for Low Back Care! Depending on your physical abilities, your format preference, and your time commitment, choose a series to begin with and see where it takes you. Each of these series was specifically designed to be gentle and care for your Low Back!
Online Workshops related to Low Back Care
Online Workshop: Foundations of Yoga for Low Back Care
Low Back Pain is pervasive in our culture and one of the top reasons people come to Yoga. It can be caused by a myriad of structural issues and/or spinal injuries. Therefore, not all Yoga poses are appropriate or therapeutic for everyone. In this Workshop, Back Pain Specialist Justine Shelton, C-IAYT, will teach you how to be mindful and care for your Low Back during Yoga classes. Justine will also review the anatomy and physiology of common conditions of the Low Back such as lumbar disc damage, sciatica, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis and spinal curve imbalances. In addition, she will discuss the contraindications for these common conditions. Lastly, she will provide beneficial poses that assist in the Low Back’s return to healthy function!
This Workshop will give you a solid foundation for using the tools of Yoga for Low Back Care. It is composed of small, but thorough, segments of each of the more intensive Workshops below. If interested in learning all of it, check out the comprehensive Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care – Online Teacher Training Program which is composed of all the in-depth Workshops below.
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