Vinyasa Yoga for Lower Back Care: Stability

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.9 (152 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


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. :)

G-Van 2 years ago

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

DWitter 2 years 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!

hmariea 2 years ago

I come back to this class over and over again, usually once a week. I have low back/hip issues and the hip flexor and hamstring work done here is exactly what I need to continue to feel strong in every other aspect of my movement throughout the week. So grateful! :)

DaniKiss 2 years ago

Incredible class as always, Fiji!! I found myself whispering "wow" to myself throughout this session because you continuously provided opportunity for release. This class in particular has left me feeling rejuvenated, energized, and most of all - my back feeling great. I was born with fuzed vertebrae resulting in a herniated disc in my lower lumbar spine. Your classes have allowed me to continue living my life with so much more space in my spine and less pain overall. Thank you for this beautiful session and for sharing your wise strategies for moving our bodies and opening our minds to this flow and movement

Anna Vibeke Eilert 2 years ago

I just did this class for the first time. I seem to have chronic lower back pain these days, and this class was such a relief. Thank you, Fiji, and thank you, DoYogaWithMe!!

Melanie Lichtinger 2 years ago

Wonderful calm release and strengthening practice on a grey Yin Springy day.
Feeling gently regenerated.

breaght 2 years ago

The class is fantastic but I the voice tone is so low I can hardly hear the instructor. I have my volume turn up all the way and can barely hear the instructions even if I position my laptop by my head. Haven't had this problem with any other videos on this site.