Hatha Yoga Therapy for the Lower Back

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.9 (264 votes)
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This is a hatha yoga flow class, that moves at a gentle pace and takes you through a series of exercises and poses that will help relieve pain and discomfort in your lower back, spine, hips and legs. Be careful if you currently experience lower back pain and make sure that you don't push yourself past your comfort zone in each of the yoga poses.

Equipment: Strap
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Runners, Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Back Care


tcfreds 1 month ago

I really appreciate this class. It is a big help to me. Thank you!

DonnaStar11 4 months ago

David, Thank you so much for the wonderful class. I loved the unique sequence of stretches! I will definitely be doing this one again! P.S. I would love to see a slower paced yin version of this. :)

JMacDee 6 months ago

A wonderful short class which helped me stretch my hips and lower back. As always, very nice, clear and light-hearted instructions from David. Thank you!

merwilson 6 months ago

Hey David. Sometimes when I do hamstring stretches while sitting on the ground, my legs and feet start to go numb. Almost as if something is pinching... Should I back off, or perhaps I'm misaligned? Thank you

David Procyshyn 6 months ago

Yes, you should back off. It likely means that the muscles you are stretching (you're not just stretching the hamstrings) are tight enough that they are compressing a nerve or blood vessel. So the approach would be to do it often, but not hold for very long. Try also to relax those areas (guided meditation would work well).

Erski 6 months ago

Description of class says no equipment required but a strap is required. Disappointing to discover this mid practice but with a strap it is a very nice quick stretch for hips and back.

David Procyshyn 6 months ago

Thanks for pointing that out and apologies. I've added straps to the required equipment.

nancy g 8 months ago

Instant results! Just doing this class one time completely loosened the tightness I was holding in my lower back.
Thank you David.