Iyengar yoga for back pain course
Back pain is a tiring and frustrating issue that many Iyengar yoga students live with. This course aims to first provide relief for any existing symptoms, then show you how to work deeper into the back and finally how to adjust your class for more persistent pain.
In this course
Relief for tight and sore back muscles
Back pain is tiring and deflating. This sequence helps to give some relief with some calming poses to relieve the central muscles when tight or in spasm.
Chair twists to mobilise and release the back
A short sequence of chair twists that help you release and strengthen the muscles in the back that we often use to support ourselves sitting.
About the course
Back pain is a tiring and frustrating issue that many Iyengar yoga students live with. The back is comprised of large muscles. The major muscles in the lower back (erector spinae) are particularly prone to dull or sharp pain after long periods of sitting at a desk, from exercises like running and weight-lifting or long periods of standing in service jobs.
There are many interactions between muscles in the leg, the lower back and the upper back and neck region which can cause discomfort while going about daily activities or sleeping at night.
When treated properly, back pain can be managed and chronic pain later in life can be minimised or avoided. This course is designed to give you some resources to help manage back pain when it strikes as well as some on-going classes that you can approach more regularly.