Vinyasa Yoga for Lower Back Care: Stability

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.9 (163 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/Power Yoga, Yoga for Back Care


kimchi 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this class - it helped to ease some of the stiffness and tension in my lower back. I'm trying to stay positive in the moment and avoid comparisons or judgements of the state of my body and yoga practice before and after several months of COVID restrictions, but it's tough sometimes. Your classes help!

sevisser 6 months ago

Fiji, thank you so much! What a wonderful class. It also made me realise once again what an excellent teacher you are. You remind me of all the details I tend to forget in a pose, and at exactly the right moment.

Betteren 7 months ago

This class as well as the whole programme is so helpful for my back! Thank you Fiji, excellent!

KJAL 9 months ago

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

Doone1964 9 months 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 9 months 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 11 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 1 year ago

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

DaniKiss 1 year 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!