Yin Yoga for the Lower Back

Sarah Jane Steele
Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
Average: 4.6 (234 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


bestmschristine 4 years ago

First time was harder than I expected. I'm curious to see the benefits. Will keep trying.

MrsFuquea 4 years ago

Two months post op lumbar surgery and these positions help loosen up very stiff back muscles and all over relaxation.

Danielle.lemay85 4 years ago

After 12 hours standing on hard floors at work my low back is screaming by the time I get home. After this my spine feels so fluid, natural and at peace. Thanks so much for this relief!

Sarah Jane Steele 4 years ago

I love that remark! That;s how you should feel by the end! Thank you for taking the class.

GodBlessAmerica 4 years ago

I am so discouraged. Due to birth defects I now have L2 - S1 fused by titanium plates and
screws. Upper spine is twisted because of a
wedge shape extra vertebrae (T 10 1/2). I can get nowhere near any of these stretches. Are there any alternative ways to do these? All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for this class.

Sarah Jane Steele 4 years ago

Oh I'm so sorry to know you are discouraged, it's really not about getting deep into the forward folds for the spine, especially when there are immobile parts of the spinous processes. Instead maybe just go to the point of a gentle stretch or pull. Lateral stretches might also benefit you. The one where we are sitting in a V sit and stretching over to the side may feel ok for you? Side bending sometimes relieves the spine and won't agitate discs or vertabrae as much as pressing forward. Goodluck