Stretches and hip-opening postures to warm up the body
Active workout to build "core" back and abdominal muscles
Guided relaxation to release tension and calm mind and body
A holistic solution including poses to ease pain, strengthen the back and torso, and improve flexibility. Includes a medical analysis of Yoga’s effectiveness for back health.
NR (Not Rated)
Exercise & Fitness
Gaiam - Fitness
Gaiam - Fitness
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Gaiam - Fitness
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I checked here for reviews before buying this. There weren't any, so I took a chance. I'm glad I did. And since no one else has posted a review, I finally decided to in case anyone else would like a user's opinion. When I first tried this routine, I didn't think it was going to do much. It is very conservative. But it is also very safe. It avoids some of the front bending and stretching postures that can be dangerous for low back problems. Yoga Journal's routines often go in and out of postures faster than I like, and at first I wasn't sure I liked that aspect of the routine either. Ater doing this routine for about a month, though, I can say that my low back discomfort has eased off greatly. This DVD gets the credit. It is an excellent combination of equalized stretching on both sides of your body, plus relaxation for your upper and low back. The entire workout runs nearly an hour, which I don't always have time for. But it is broken into three segments, so you can do...
Excellent yoga instructor Rodney Yee offers this 3-part workout focused on strengthening back muscles to maintain a healthy back. He utilizes props (blanket, bolster, chair, brick, strap) to make the poses more gentle and accessible to those at all levels of fitness (although absolute beginners should stick to his previous video, Back Care Yoga for Beginners). The first 16-minute section concentrates on simple stretches to warm up your back muscles. Poses are done either while lying on the floor or in a seated position, and Rodney uses a blanket to increase range of motion. The second workout is a bit longer (around 18 minutes) and places greater emphasis on strength moves. It begins with simple backbends (eg, cat pose) and moves on to standing poses modified by use of a chair; it ends with a series of lying stretches. In the final workout, Rodney uses a wider variety of props, including TWO chairs and both the blanket AND the bolster. This is a slow-moving, approximately...
I have had severe pain and myelopathy symptoms due to spinal bone arthritis for over 10 years. I have seen neurologists and physical rehab physicians and therapists. I am also a registered nurse. Rodney Yee's Yoga for Back Care is the one "therapy" I would not hesitate to recommend. It is very informative and the yoga routine never fails to help if practiced 3X per week. I have used many of Yoga Journal's instructional videos over the years as well as attending Iyengar yoga classes. Rodney Yee is my favorite of the Yoga Journal instructors. His voice calms and soothes. The bonus sequence of poses to help maintain proper posture while seated truly is a bonus for folks who spend all day in front of a computer.
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