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


This is my go-to class weekly to make sure that my low back stays healthy. I feel great every time!

Thank you, Fiji. I have an ongoing problem with my lower right back that affects my sciatic nerve. It also goes up into my cervical spine and right shoulder. I will see how the effects of this class feel in my back later today. Currently, I felt the tension move from lower right back into my least it moved!!! But as you said, it may just need rest.

I will take any advice you can offer!

Karol Coopman 3 years ago

My first class in do yoga with me. Thanks you so much, Fiji, I feel great. I'm trying to come back to yoga practice after many years :)

Thomas Ameel 3 years ago

Thanks Fiji, this is a great class. I mostly enjoy the balance between challenge and comfort, between stretch and toning. I notice I always return to this class. Very nice.

jennMann1 3 years ago

I love the way you guide your practice. I h ave a better understanding of how to care for my body. In this class I did postures I have not done before. I really enjoyed it and will bookmark to do it again. You are a wonderful teacher. Thank you!

ajvernon12 3 years ago

Love this session and Fiji! I have tweaked my back due to over work, aka too much baby holding, and this really targeted the hips and back to help open and alleviate my pain. I will be bookmarking this for sure!

saxorax 3 years ago

I did this class yesterday, after waking up with terrible lower back pain. Today, it is almost gone! What an incredible class -- thank you, Fiji!

lovedrumtalk 3 years ago

When you still need that lower back and hip openings but do not have time or energy to do a full class, this is perfect to just keep them hips open and happy! Thank you Fiji for this series!