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 5 years ago

You can expect some discomfort, in the same way that you would if you were to receive a professional massage in an area that feels tender. But it shouldn't be so much that you find yourself tensing in response, or sore the next day.

If you feel like it hurts too much, you can soften the pressure by putting a hand towel in with the sock, layering it so that it's softer. Or, layer a towel on top of the balls. This can work, as long as you are able to move it up and down the spine, as I ask you to do it in the class.

Alternatively, wear a thick hoodie or sweater.

Let me know how it goes!

Take care,

DoYogaWithMe Founder