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


letsdoyoga 3 years ago

I had a climbing accident and am having some back problems. This was a great class. I feel so much better and can feel the tension from my lower back and hips. Namaste!

Becky in TX 3 years ago

I found the second session in the series yesterday. And, for me, this was the correct order. Both really wonderful classes, I can't wait for the next one.
I tend to go for variety, but with these I can see myself repeating many times as I better develop "Intention". When I started doing yoga it was mostly about keeping up. Now I've come to understand that it is about fine tuning intentional movement, breathing, and muscle use (and thinking). You do such a great job of teaching this. I greatly appreciate it.

kganga 3 years ago

My back has been acting up in the last few weeks and instead of going to my usual bookmarked sessions, I tried this class. After finishing the whole class without any hindrance due to pain or tightness, my back felt relaxed and mobile. Thank you Fiji for another amazing class.

Christine Morgan 3 years ago

My low back has been acting up lately, which usually means I go to a few tried and true beginner stretching workouts. But when I saw this, I thought I'd give it a try -- it did not exacerbate my pain at all and I feel wonderful afterward. Thank you!

Johannasjo 3 years ago

Great new class! Now I can alternate between this one and David's equally excellent hip and lower back classes. Thank you so much <3

Twinkydot 3 years ago

Thank you, I feel so open. Some of the squatting is quite intense ,any suggestions for weaker knees?

Danagalin 3 years ago

This is just what the doctor ordered! Great practice. Thank you.

tetongreg 3 years ago

Another great Fiji class. This one really hits the spot for me.