Yin Yoga for the Lower Back

Sarah Jane Steele
Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
Average: 4.6 (225 votes)
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If you have lower back tightness or pain, sometimes a gentle class where you hold the poses for longer periods of time can be the most effective way to find relief. Sarah-Jane's choice of poses will help you do that in this 30-minute yin yoga class. She helps you release many of the muscles that are commonly involved in lower back issues, and she helps you through it with specific guidance and knowledge of anatomy. Note: to learn how to make your own bolster at home, click here.

Equipment: Blankets
Style: Yin Yoga


gypsyrasa 3 years ago

Medicine for computer work thank you, such relief. I have a major problem on my left side when twisting with knees to the right, to the point where it is tough for me to figure out how far to let my knees drop (i'm talking even a few inches to the right). I can't seem to find a place to rest where i feel a stretch but no pain sensations. Any suggestions welcome.

Sarah Jane Steele 3 years ago

Hi there- Have you tried using pillows under the knees on the side where you cant drop? Or rotating towards your sofa or couch? All the best. SJS

Sarah Jane Steele 3 years ago

Thank you for your comment. Have you tried stacking pillows under your knees when you bring them to that side?

Montauket 3 years ago

Poses feel great after I'm finished, but it seems to be feeling good in my UPPER back. I'll keep at it and see if a week improves my lower lumbar.

h1storynerd 3 years ago

I recently started a new job where I am sitting all the time, and my back has started to hurt. This is my first time using this video and I can already feel a difference! Can't wait to do it again!

chelsjed 3 years ago

This feels amazing :) I have anxiety and asthma which effect my breathing and after this my back and lungs feel so open and amazing :) I am a beginner, and while its difficult for me to calm my mind and achieve deep breaths, I still feel completely revitalized after doing this. Helps me crack my back in all those hard to reach places too.

SimonDevlinBell 3 years ago

Thank you so much for this video! Today was my first day and the soothing tones of Sarah Jane's voice, the gentle music and the sometimes exquisite stretches were just perfect. I can't wait until tomorrow for my next session.

Becky in TX 3 years ago

This was my first time for this class. I've been working on the intermediate level but recently have had a great deal of lower back stiffness. What a relief to see this on the opening menu. I will try it again as I expect it will take a bit to regain my previous flexibility. It's good to slow down and focus. Thank you

serasirrah 3 years ago

This is a gentle, well-paced day. A great combination of poses to either start or end a day. I loved the amount of direction to guide, check in with feelings to see if I'm hitting the right spots, and always letting me think of where I can improve. Also, there are many that this gives me to consider what poses I might do for a few minutes during the middle of a work day. Excited for more!

anji.dec20 3 years ago

Today was my first day with this video and I really enjoyed it! Im not able to do all the poses to the fullest yet but I can't wait to do this again tomorrow. Great teacher!