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Healing Yoga for Tight Lower Back


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Published on January 20, 2012

This short, restorative session focuses on poses and breath that can help to re-open tight or traumatized lower back tissue. NO Sitting is required! as poses are done lieing down on the floor, from hands and knees position, and leaning against a wall. Fundamental relationships of the hips, hamstrings, and lower back are reviewed, and gravity is often turned into a "decompressive ally" instead of the back-crunching force we often experience it as. Poses can be practiced as a full sequence in which the spine is placed in all positions across its range of motion, or chosen more "ala carte" as they are experienced to be effective. Ideal for beginners who feel they are "too tight for yoga" as well as for more advanced yogis who need to be sensitive to sore or traumatized lower back. A yoga strap (or fashion belt) and block are used to assist in creating comfortably intense stretches.

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