Gentle Hatha Yoga for Lower Back Pain

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.8 (75 votes)
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This short yoga class teaches you how to care for your lower back. David takes you through a self-massage routine and a series of stretches that release key muscles responsible for the tightness around the hips, legs and back that are associated with lower back pain. Note: you need two tennis balls, an old sock, a strap and a bolster. Check out this video to see how to make a bolster at home.

Equipment: Strap, Bolster, Rubber Ball
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga at Work, Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Back Care


David Procyshyn 2 years ago

I'm not sure. They would need to be balled up and quite thick to be effective. You may find that you don't get enough pressure. But go ahead and try it and let me know if they work!

mccannjl 2 years ago

I don't have any tennis balls. Anything else I can use? thanks!

David Procyshyn 2 years ago

Absolutely. You can use anything that is firm but has the softness and give of a tennis ball. You don't want it to be hard, or too soft, essentially.

Nyamyj 2 years ago

I chose this wonderful practice in lieu of advil. Got the kinks out gently and mindfully. Much appreciated, thank you.

RobynCS 3 years ago

thank you so much are a wonderful teacher

jordanss123 3 years ago

I have two lacrosse balls that I have used for my back in the past. Would it work to use those instead of tennis balls?

Amy Rebecca 3 years ago

This is my favorite practice. I have back pain and I usually feel good-great after doing this one. Feels especially good before or after a long walk. It is good if you don't have a lot of time to invest but want to get some stretching in.
Thank you!