Vinyasa Yoga for Lower Back Care: Stability

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.9 (148 votes)
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In the first class in Fiji's series on Yoga for Lower Back Care, Fiji spends time on how to activate the core and stabilize the body in order to protect the back and strengthen our natural support mechanisms. This is particularly important in a vinyasa flow, since poses like chaturanga and upward facing dog can be hard on the lower back if not done properly, but it's even more important in daily life when we're walking, running, lifting, reaching and working. The entire program, Vinyasa Yoga for Lower Back Care, can be found on our Yoga Programs page.

Equipment: Strap
Style: Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga for Back Care


KJAL 3 weeks ago

Oh wow! This was a challenging sequence for me, but truly helped release tension in my back. Thanks so very much.

Doone1964 4 weeks ago

Thanks Fiji. I have lower back arthritis in the facet joint. This is the perfect class for stretching out my back and keeping it from getting stiff.

JadePeace 1 month ago

Thank you Fiji! This was just what I needed, I was feeling tight and heavy in my legs and lower back from running and menstrual craps and after this class I feel supple and energised and ready to embrace the day. I loved the balance between strength and stretch. Namaste.

ejanedelong 3 months ago

Another awesome class! I am healing a left hip injury and the combination of stretch and strengthening feels very therapeutic. FYI tho some have said this feels like a beginner class (and I was hoping it was!) for me it was definitely intermediate (hard work but doable!). DYWM has been very helpful to me in restoring the function of my left hip and leg -- thank you.

sng4ever 8 months ago

What a lovely practice. So good for tension release. Loved how my hamstrings felt afterwards.

DaniKiss 10 months ago

I swear this class keeps getting better every time I take it... Thank you so much, Fiji! Namaste

As usual, I loved Fiji's class and my back felt fantastic after the practice. However, I do a lot of the videos on here and found that this one was misleading being labeled "intermediate". It felt quite beginner, and I found a few times I was waiting much longer than usual to get into a pose due to longer explanations. Still enjoyed!

mcala 1 year ago

Thank you so much for this class! My back has been extremely tight lately, and this class (and series) has helped warm up and release all of the muscle groups contributing to this discomfort. Even after many years of yoga, I've only just been realizing my neglect for engaging my lower abdominals, and this class is great for reminding me to do that as well. This series along with some of David's targeted back classes are providing some major relief!

ag329 1 year ago

Wow, I didn't realize how tight I was until I did this class. Hello ignored muscles! Thank you for the release and I'm looking forward to the second class in this series. :)