Try these eight ways to practice with a dowel and watch it quickly become your new favorite yoga prop for back pain.
Yoga for Back Health: How to Walk with More Ease (Because a Slight Rotation Is Probably Missing from Your Stride)
Liberate your steps with two simple moves from yoga therapist Alison West.
Deskbound at the office or at home? Starting to slouch? These strengthening and lengthening poses will help you sit with support and ease.
Want to avoid aggravating injuries or even causing one? Alison West shares a method for carefully dealing with your props.
These simple moves will powerfully balance your legs, pelvis, and spine whether you're at your desk, out and about, or on the mat.
Nourish the tissues of your back body by sneaking in a little stretch now and then.
Whether you have chronic low back pain, herniation, osteoporosis, or trouble with your SI joints, these supported variations will help you enjoy the benefits of Triangle Pose with ease.
Strengthening the lower abdomen offers a disgruntled lower back the support it needs to feel good again.
Your spine is a few inhales away from freedom! Create space in the tissues with simple exercises you can do in a chair.
The move with the dowels will feel like an amazing deep tissue massage.
In this sutra, the power or practice Patanjali describes is “samyama on the navel.” This concentrated meditation on your midsection opens the door to a vital understanding of your body’s constituent parts and subtle-energy channels (nadis).