Vinyasa Yoga for Lower Back Care: Deep Release

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
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In part 3 of Fiji's 4-part series on lower back health, Fiji's focus is on releasing the key muscles that can be responsible of lower back discomfort and pain. She carefully moves into gradually deeper stretches for the hips, legs and lower back, ensuring that everything she does with you is moving toward an outcome that includes pain relief, flexibility and strength. The entire program, Vinyasa Yoga for Lower Back Care, can be found on our Yoga Programs page.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga for Strength, Yoga for Back Care

Comments

messex 2 months ago

I really loved this video thank you! This is just what I needed today!

amarensschuurma... 5 months ago

Thank you for your guidance through yoga Fiji. Love your lessons. I have a question. usually you give suggestions for when one cannot reach. I missed that for the part where you cross your elbow over a knee (app 20 minutes into the video) and let the elbow rest on the floor. What if you cannot rest your elbow on the floor? I can just reach it outside the knee but nowhere near the floor. Do I just keep it there and watch the mm miracles happen over time? Looking forward to your response. Namaste Amarens

paulaserravalle 6 months ago

I love Fiji. She is so gentle and easy to follow. I have to say my hips responded more to this practice then my lower back. Still looking for the ultimate practice that helps my old, achy, morning back pain.

karalittle 9 months ago

In addition to wanting to heal lower back pain, I happen to have mild arthritis in my knees. This practice contains many deep knee bends - child's pose, sitting on heals, deep squat, heel to thigh, etc. As much as I am familiar with alterations, I found the number of adjustments I had to make distracting from the practice. For me I will seek out a different class for lower back relief.

rebeccably 1 year ago

Wonderfully sequenced and cued. Great pace and just right for a little low back release. This would be fantastic to do just before bed. Thank you!

mhefuller 1 year ago

I had my daughter almost nine weeks ago and have enjoyed getting back into my practice with Fiji's postnatal classes. I didn't see this one come up as a specific postpartum class, but it has been amazing for the back pain I've experienced from carrying my little one around all day. Highly recommend to other mamas!

Dear Fiji, thank you so much!! This is so good for body and soul... thank you! You are doing great work!! <3

Lots of love, Lea

Kimb 1 year ago

Thanks Fiji for a good yoga practice while I'm experiencing some lower back pain. It's hard to skip yoga when I have minor pain. You've put together some really rewarding stretches.

reneequinby 1 year ago

So much for six weeks of physical therapy. A few a Fiji and David's classes has been way more effective at relieving my excrutiating back pain than everything my PT has told me to do. A lot cheaper too! I actually slept through the night last night and walked down the stairs like a normal person this morning. Pain level down from seven to a two in about five days after about 10 months of this going on. Guess I will be yoga girl from now on. Thank you so much! Hoping I can start running again soon.

Gracie70 1 year ago

If you don’t have lots of time but want to wring yourself out like a wet rag, this is perfect. Just gentle enough that you don’t break a sweat but you go as deep as you need to stretch what is stuck.