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Mark Goldfarb

Most of the articles about a specific topic such as this one on "backs' are not specific. I would love to see a specific routine, in the preferred order of completion. Please, include specific asanas instead of the generalized non specific ideas. This seems to be a general trend at yoga journal.

Linda Smith

Peggy Cappy has a wonderful DVD called Back Care Basics which addresses many of the issues mentioned in this article. It is a gentle series of postures that strengthen the core and work on relieving low back issues. Her teaching method is accessible to everyone. I have recommended this to my students with back issues with much success.


I recently took a class & flowing from ardha candrasana to standing split, I felt a sharp pain in my lower back that sent me to my knees. The pain was so intense that it was extremely difficult to even get into childs pose. That night, I was immobilized with chronic pain. I could not walk, let alone move. This happened 3 days ago & slowly I am improving. It feels as though there is compression on my lower spine causing jolts of pain. I normally practice yoga daily & would like to know if there are any suggestions on what to do??


I have been looking for a wholistic approach to healing my back injury. I am tired of taking pills to take care of the pain, and don't want surgery. I am hoping a form of yoga will help me.

David Humphreys

I also have a very bad back from hard labour, wondering if this would help? I am very interested in more info when it is avalible.


any update to this story or release of the dvd or book? if you have any info please email me at have bad back and not looking forward to another surg...


I also would love to have information on this book and video. I shattered my L1 vertebra, and now a spinal fusion with supporting hardware. I would like to learn the stretches. I have stretched my hanstrings and it helped. Please send info to

veronica Trujillo

Please send me information on this book and video. I have a herniatic disk L5-s1 but when i do yoga i feel much better in general, only that sometimes some mouvements not feel right or next day i feel pain. I tell my teacher and he says its ok that i will get use to it. I would love to keep practising yoga more but I am afraid of hurting my self. Please sen me info on dr Vad and his book. I live n Paris now but use to live in SD ans was suscribed to Yoga journal magasine. please send me info to:

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