Vinyasa Yoga for Lower Back Care: Stability

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
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Average: 4.9 (152 votes)
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Duration:
43
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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

Comments

Kyraniums 3 years ago

I did this workout thinking it was for beginners and found it quite challenging. But thanks to the great cues, it went surprisingly well. Very enjoyable, thanks!

rockerrichie 3 years ago

Thanks for this class. Great focus on my weak spots :-) with a lot of helpful explanations.

Helen Alford 3 years ago

I learnt more about the bandhas through Sarah-Jane's yin/yang classes but this definitely helped me understand more, not only core but about keeping the knees bent and tucking the tail bone under. I had a rude awakening recently that my body has actually aged and I seem to have to take more care! I've learnt far more about yoga alignment, posture and safe practice through this website than any classes I've ever attended!

ryann311 3 years ago

I had spinal fusion surgery in late 2015 and had to sacrifice my yoga practice (inspired in no small part by DYWM). I've been healing and getting stronger since then, and yoga is back in my life, albeit with necessary modifications for my fusion. This session was so helpful and safe. The connection between hips, hamstrings and lower back is absolutely critical and Fiji addresses it beautifully. I will incorporate this into my continued rehabilitation (plus the IT-band's nemesis, the pigeon pose) going forward - thank you and namaste.

ryann311 3 years ago

I had spinal fusion surgery in late 2015 and had to sacrifice my yoga practice (inspired in no small part by DYWM). I've been healing and getting stronger since then, and yoga is back in my life, albeit with necessary modifications for my fusion. This session was so helpful and safe. The connection between hips, hamstrings and lower back is absolutely critical and Fiji addresses it beautifully. I will incorporate this into my continued rehabilitation (plus the IT-band's nemesis, the pigeon pose) going forward - thank you and namaste.

KrystleJane 3 years ago

Classes like this are why I'm a subscriber and staunch supporter of DYWM! The last week has been a nightmare with inexplicable back pain (self-diagnosed Sciatica problems) and I wanted to try to remedy it myself with a re-commitment to yoga before seeking support from a doctor. Fiji's class definitely nailed it, my body feels relaxed and I feel like my back is finally relaxed after a week of tension and pain. Thank you!

hr3191 3 years ago

I'm always asking instructors for lower back and hip poses because I hold a lot of tension there. This video helped me stretch deeply in places I haven't been able to reach before!!

debbodkin 3 years ago

So perfect! Fiji has the most incredible detailed instructions and the flow of the class is gentle yet effective. My back feels very thankful! (as does my mind)

noodelle 3 years ago

This is the best class I've been through for releasing the deep tension i have in my lower back, hamstrings and hips. I have always been pretty flexible so typically these stretching classes don't really get where I need them to. But Fiji gives very clear instructions for the most seemingly-minor movements that get so much deeper into the stretch. Really brilliant class. I will absolutely do it again and probably buy it so I have it forever.