Vinyasa Yoga for Lower Back Care: Deep Release

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.7 (184 votes)
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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/Power Yoga, Yoga for Strength, Yoga for Back Care


lea.muller@stud... 2 years ago

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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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.

alenanton 2 years ago

This class works so well for me. I used to have persistent lower back pain and luckily it has largely disappeared probably partly due to yoga. Whenever it flares up a little, this is my go to class and always makes me feel so much better. Thanks Fiji!

a.lentil 2 years ago

I think it’s important for users to know which kind of lower back pain this session is good for. I have chronic lumbar pain caused by my discs, and much of the stretches in this video are the exact opposite of what I’ve been taught to do for my pain. Maybe this stuff is more for muscular tightness.

David Procyshyn 2 years ago

Thanks for the feedback. Can you let me know which stretches you are referring to?

nadonado 2 years ago

My back feels great...I don't have issue with it but I want to keep it healthy. I will do this often to maintain my back health

RobynCS 2 years ago

Thank you always a wonderful sequence with perfect your classes Fiji.

Sylviaperezdelae 2 years ago

I just discover this class - I can only said shame I didn’t before! I had lower back problems for years and this class felt really good.
Thanks Fiji to cover all the bases!!