Latest in Yoga for Back Pain
Because you shouldn't have to suffer through class.
Through yoga, I have learned that I can be balanced and graceful, even with a curved spine.
Nervous about twisting? The movement can actually benefit your spine and back. Here's why.
The benefits of building core strength go beyond the abs.
Time is on your side when working with back pain or disc injuries. Patience, diligence, and gentleness guide the path to safe movement. The back-care series I developed promotes range of motion, body balance, and alleviates discomfort from sitting with poor posture. Try to practice it daily, especially when you have spent prolonged periods sitting or standing.
The RESTORE yoga program was developed by researchers and master yogis to treat chronic lower-back pain in service members and their families. Try it at home by gently practicing the following poses.
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.
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.
Do you practice yoga regularly but somehow still feel “stuck” in certain spots? Senior Yoga Medicine teacher Allison Candelaria created this fascia-freeing flow to find more mobility in the backside of your body.
Start to ease lower back discomfort and counteract the effects of too much sitting by swapping some of your standard Surya Namaskars for this core-focused variation.
Got low back pain? Adopt these three slow, subtle yoga strategies from Tias Little to get more relief out of each practice.
Release tension and pain by working with your tissue. Bo Forbes shows you how to target hotspots in the shoulders and lower back.
Although standing orients your spine into proper posture, standing for too long can cause back pain. Incorporating a yoga routine can help relieve pain.
Kelly McGonigal, PhD, a yoga teacher and health psychologist at Stanford University, shares tips for dealing with chronic pain through yoga and meditation.
Your mom was right: You'll look better and feel great if you stop slouching and stand up straight. Yoga can help you do just that—in a way that honors your spine's natural curves. Here's a guide to assessing and improving your posture.
Building strength in the lower back can enhance your performance in daily activities and help you avoid sports injuries.
Learn how yoga can help you prevent slouching—and the depression, shallow breathing, tension, and headaches that often go with it.