Did you know researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that yoga is as effective as standard physical therapy for treating moderate to severe chronic low back pain (2017)? And that clinical guidelines released by the American College of Physicians recommend yoga as a first step to treat chronic low back pain? In this online workshop, learn 15 easy poses and stretches that are back-friendly and can help ease as well as prevent back pain. Stretch and strengthen legs, hips and lower back muscles, to release chronic tightness and increase flexibility of the spine. Strengthen core to increase spinal stability. And practice diaphragmatic breathing to understand the mechanics of the breath, and how it contributes to both core stability and relaxation. Discover the many other benefits of yoga, such as stress relief, strengthened immunity, and an overall sense of well-being. Participants will receive printed guidelines following the class. You need to be able to lie on your back (with a cushion under the knees for support, and/or a folded towel under the head for support, if needed). The instructor offers modifications for the practices and postures so that they are accessible. It is suggested you avoid yoga if you have certain back problems, such as a spinal fracture or a herniated disc.
***THIS WORKSHOP IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A DISCOUNT***