Archive for the ‘Yoga For Your Back’ Category


Yoga for Back Pain: Nurture Yourself!

Several years after I began teaching yoga, I became aware of a daily gnawing, dull, aching soreness in my low back.  And I began to notice that this soreness was exacerbated by certain yoga stretches, especially if I was pushing too hard, in spite of pain. Obviously pushing past the point of pain is not [...]

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Healing Chronic Illness or Injury with Yoga

There is nothing worse than living with chronic illness and feeling resigned to a life of suffering. I see countless people who have become frustrated by the medical establishment’s response to their particular problem or health issue. Your doctor may not have a clue as to how to help you. He/she may be prescribing drugs [...]

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Yoga: Core Strength & Flexibility

Yoga is unique in that it creates a perfect balance between core strength and flexibility. By cultivating this balance through your yoga practice, you are safeguarding and minimizing the possibility of injury to the body. A flexible, agile body helps us move with efficiency and grace. However if we focus on stretching alone, we run [...]

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Open Your Heart with Fish Posture!

Fish posture has been a mainstay of my yoga practice for as long as I can remember. I practice this posture every day without fail, at least once per day but often twice per day. What is the allure of this simple posture? Although it may look simple, fish posture is really quite involved. On [...]

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Heal Your Back – Basic Core Strength for Beginners

Low back injury comes in many different disguises.  You may have intermittent soreness.  You may have constant soreness.  You may have intermittent pain.  You may have constant pain.  You may be completely incapacitated. For most injuries or illnesses there is usually some predictable progression of symptoms.  That is why we need to pay attention at [...]

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Yoga for Lazy People – Deep Hamstring Stretch

The posture demonstrated in the video below is what I call The Lazy Man’s (or woman’s) hamstring stretch.  It is always a crowd pleaser among yoga students.  I learned this posture from my teacher Shiva Rea and I am very grateful.  http://www.shivarea.com/   When I teach Gentle Yoga, I always include this posture in the mix [...]

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Heal Chronic Back Pain with Yoga Hamstring Stretches

Dee Greenberg of 50 Plus Yoga shows you some gentle beginners  yoga postures for anyone wanting a more flexible body.  These gentle stretches are perfect for beginning yoga students, seniors, those with injuries, those with chronic pack pain, soreness or stiffness and anyone with tight hamstrings.  Tight hamstrings can exacerbate and in some cases greatly [...]

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Yoga For Your Back – Heal and Strengthen

Using the yoga tie you will learn to safely stretch your hamstrings and move towards more flexibility through the hips and spinal column. You will strengthen your back muscles in the process.

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Heal and Strengthen Your Back With Yoga for Your Back

You can end your back pain forever with simple, gentle yoga postures. This video is the first in a series of videos to teach you how to heal and care for your back with yoga.  I demonstrate and explain Dandasana – Staff Posture.   This is a very fundamental yoga pose for healing your back.  The [...]

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