Release Back Tension

Tianne Allan
Instructor Tianne Allan
Average: 4.3 (11 votes)
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Tianne guides you through this gentle class full of restorative poses, helping to release tension in different areas of your back. Guided breath practices are also included to help support deeper relaxation. Note: Using an eye pillow in this practice is optional.

Equipment: Bolster, Blankets
Style: Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Back Care


Guiness 1 month ago

I found this class so helpful for my back. Very relaxing - a lovely pain free way to start the day after a difficult night with lower back pain. Thank you!

smenard 2 months ago

Thank you so much for this class! I find your voice a lovely and soothing complement to the relaxation of the poses. Also, the visualization of breathing up and down the spine is calming and opening to the body.

Maggie333 3 months ago

One of the best things about any of Tianne's classes is her understanding that even the smallest movement or adjustment can help the body relax. She will help you release any tension you have in your back in the most gentle way possible.

CreativeYogi 3 months ago

Way to much talking for me. I prefer quiet time during poses to go inside. Poses weren’t a great release possibly because of the constant talking.

Tianne Allan 3 months ago

Thank you for your feedback. Finding the right balance between giving guidance on how to do poses, and offering silence, to allow you to experience the pose, is tricky. I appreciate your reflection and will endeavor to offer more quiet time in future classes. In the meantime, if you enjoy the sequence, perhaps turn down the volume or press pause, once you are in the pose, so you can rest in a quiet place. Namaste.

Nouran Jerjous 3 months ago

Thank you Tianne. I have pain in my lower left back and this session was very helpful to unwind the not needed contractions that I am doing in my body as a result of feeling my pain. Also, I should mention here that the gentle instructions and your warm voice are very helpful to get out of the stressed body and mind.

Kkeating 3 months ago

I needed more verbal guidance on the twist. I found it difficult to understand what parts of me should stay connected to floor and what should raise and twist. Verbal explanation usually more effective for me than trying to translate visual of what someone else is doing into what my body is supposed to do and feel. Student’s black pants made visual on twist even more challenging. Ended up tweaking my lower back on one of the side twists so suspect I was doing something wrong.

Tianne Allan 3 months ago

Thank you for your great feedback. You are right, twists can be tricky to navigate correctly and will endeavor to give more specific instruction in future videos. I am sorry you tweaked your back.
The safest way to twist, is to allow your hips to go with the twisting action. So if your knees are going to the right, let your left hip and even low back lift off the mat and follow the direction of the twist. The twist should feel comfortable, without any strain, anywhere.
I hope this is helpful. Please feel free to reach out to me, if you have any questions,
Take care. Namaste. Tianne

TracieJ65 3 months ago

Wow, thank you! I didn't even know that I needed to release my back until I did this class. As a matter of fact I almost talked myself out of doing this one as I did not think I needed my back released. This was very slow, very soothing, and calming. When you are in the pose her voice is just a warm cup of tea. Thank you