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Yoga for the Back

Yoga for the Back

Choose from our wide variety of Chair Yoga and Gentle Yoga Low Back sequences. Pace yourself and don't overdoe!

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Yoga for the Back
  • "My Back Pain is Right Here" and What Does that Mean? with Justine Shelton

    If you or someone you know has back pain, getting to the root of the problem is what will empower the healing process. Justine describes the most common back pain areas in this short video.
    To get the in-depth information, enroll in her Foundations for Low Back Online Course on http://www.Yog...

  • Go Lumbar Support! Take this "Sitting Test" with Sherry Zak Morris

    If you sit with your back rounded as if you are sitting in a bucket seat, you probably have Low Back, Neck and/or Sciatic pain. How do you know if you are sitting the right way? Listen to this short video and take the test.

    Need help sitting up straight and tall? Try the GoLumbar support prod...

  • Quick and Effective Yoga "Band-aid" for Low Back Pain with Justine Shelton

    Can't lie flat on the floor or on your belly because of low back pain? Learn what is happening in your spine when you are in those positions, and what you can do to RELIEVE low back pain and bring healing to that area. Certified Viniyoga Therapist, Justine Shelton, discusses why certain Yoga mov...

  • Safe Yoga Movements for Lumbar Disc Damage with Justine Shelton

    If you are over the age of 40 and you have something called "Lumbar Disc Damage", this is for you. What is it, and what Yoga movements are safe and which are cautionary.

  • The Most Cautious Approach to Forward Bending and Twisting: Gentle Yoga Therapy with Justine Shelton

    Students with lumbar disc damage and/or SI joint displacement, keeping them safe in forward bending and twisting is all about caution. Justine Shelton, AVI-Viniyoga Therapist demonstrates a few adapted approaches to keep students safe, while allowing them to still benefit from the affects of the...

  • Low Back Stretches: The Twizzle and the Swivel with Sherry Zak Morris

    Here are two great low back stretches you can do just about anytime you are sitting in a chair! These two movements help get things moving in your low back and hips. And that is JUST what you need to bring circulation and energy flow into those tight, achy and painful areas.

  • How Often Should You Stretch? A Guideline for Life with Sherry Zak Morris

    If you are asking yourself how often you should stretch, here's a simple answer. And if you are not quite sure HOW to stretch, I give a few easy pointers. Listen up and follow this simple guideline for life.

  • How to Avoid a Vertebral Compression Fracture wtih Sherry Zak Morris

    Vertebral Compression fractures (VCF) are more common as we age. This happens when some of the vertebrae in your spine get hairline fractures and create that rounded over posture we often see in the elderly. Poor posture, low bone density and non-optimal movements can contribute to this type of ...

  • Movement Tips to Keep you Safe & Healthy with Tatis Cervantes-Aiken

    Join Tatis as she shares her tips for moving with grace, confidence and safety. She shares these strategies in her Chair Yoga classes and now you can benefit too!

  • Bamboo Stick Flow with Erhard Rohrmuller: Sequences for your Spinal Mobility

    Grab a stick and enjoy these invigorating Soma-Kinetic movements that will help you increase the mobility of your spine. Using a stick offers both balance and stability to encourage good posture and a strong stance.

  • Kiss Your Knee: Great Quad Stretch & Low Back Stretch with Erhard Rohrmuller

    Soma-Kinetic movements are creative, different and powerful ways of moving your body to release muscular tension and loosen tight fascia that binds you. Erhard shares two movements you are sure to enjoy: "Kiss Your Knee" and "Lower Back Mobilization".

  • Gentle Somatic Yoga Flamingo in a Chair with Melanie Starr

    As Teachers, we get introduced to many Yoga poses and sequences through the classes we take, the videos we watch and the teachers we follow. But sometimes what we learn might not suit our particular student community so we have to put on our creative caps and figure out how to modify.

  • Gentle Yoga Sequence for Stronger Knees and Low Back Pain Relief with Justine

    Viniyoga has so many ways to adapt poses! This variation is therapeutic for the knees - we are strengthening the adductors (inner thighs) while both shortening the muscles as well as while lengthening the muscles.

  • Two Gentle Back Stretches and a Bonus Tip for Life with Sherry Zak Morris

    We've heard the analogy that the spine is like the circuit board of our bodies. Everything connects into it. That's why we need to keep it strong, flexible and lubricated. Try these two sequences for a healthy back... and you get a FREE bonus tip for life at the end!

  • Feldenkrais Fusion: Yoga Therapy for the Low Back, Neck & Shoulders with Justine

    What do you get when you take two therapeutic modalities and put them together to relieve tight neck and shoulders?... More benefit! More release! More comfort in your body! Enjoy this Gentle Yoga therapy sequence with a bit of Feldenkrais movement sprinkled in.

  • How to Get an Erect Spine - Simple and Powerful Yoga Movements with Sherry Zak Morris

    Let's work on the muscles that keep your spine straight and erect. Here is a mini anatomy lesson that will make lots of sense! Now, every time you do the popular Yoga cat/cow pose... you will understand its powerful benefit!

  • Strengthen and Stabilize your Low Back with Justine Shelton

    Multitasking in Yoga?! This version of Rolling Bridge will not only strengthen and stabilize your lower back by strengthening the intrinsic muscles near the spine as well as the front AND back of the core muscles, but the arm adaptation will massage the thoracic spine between the shoulder blades....

  • Go-To Yoga Pose for Low Back Relief with Justine Shelton

    If you took the time to slow down and feel the sensations in your low back... what would you feel? Pain, tightness, constriction? Would you take 6 minutes to help it feel better? Nurture your low back with this simple Gentle Yoga sequence that will release tension and tightness in your low back.

  • Online Course: I’ve Got Your Back! Low Back Care Class with Justine Shelton

    10% Off Online Course - Use Promo Code: YOGAJPTV
    Yoga Alliance Registered Teachers receive 20% off! Contact us at [email protected] for Coupon Code.

    This Workshop is for everyone who has low back is...

  • Online Course: Lumbar Disc Damage & Other Spinal Conditions with Justine Shelton

    10% Off Online Course - Use Promo Code: YOGAJPTV
    Yoga Alliance Registered Teachers receive 20% off! Contact us at [email protected] for Coupon Code.

    Lumbar Disc Damag...

  • Online Course: Spinal Curves: Scoliosis and Spinal Misalignments with Justine

    10% Off Online Course - Use Promo Code: YOGAJPTV
    Yoga Alliance Registered Teachers receive 20% off! Contact us at [email protected] for Coupon Code.

    An in-depth understanding of what Yoga po...