Vinyasa Yoga for Lower Back Care: Stability

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.9 (140 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


ejanedelong 1 week 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 4 months ago

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

DaniKiss 7 months ago

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

tracygibbons99@... 9 months ago

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 11 months 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 11 months 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. :)

G-Van 1 year ago

being new to yoga, I found the description of each target very helpful.

DWitter 1 year ago

I can't begin to tell you how therapeutic Fiji has been for me. She is so thorough in her explanation that I feel as though she is right next to me helping me on my mat! My lower back is not hurting me; however I have intense hamstring and hip pain only on my left side. My entire yin body is in pain. This practice helped to ease the tension so much that I feel at least 80% better. I do a lot of intense training example P90X3 and this is the perfect way to get my body back into alignment. Graciously and sincerely I thank you!