Yoga for Back Care
An engaging 6-week course that will be both theoretical and practical
This course is suitable for students who have challenging back issues/pain (including neck complaints) and or for students who are interested to learn more about maintaining spinal health and preventing spinal issues.
During this 6-week course Lisa and Maria will guide students through a yoga program customised to address common back problems and will provide each student with the opportunity to learn and practice yoga postures that will promote spinal awareness, support spinal alignment, strengthen spinal muscles, build core strength for spinal stabilisation and promote healthy movement of your spine. Students will also develop self awareness so they can practice yoga in a way that aids rather than aggitates their back, neck and spine.
Bookings are essential and prepayment is required. The next course start date is currently to be confirmed. Join our newsletter to be notified when dates for the next course are confirmed.
The health of our back significantly impacts our wellbeing; if you are one of the millions complaining about “my aching back” you’ll know this all to well.
Why is the back prone to injury?
As we age, ligaments and tendons shorten and joint range of motion decreases. Disks lose their ability to absorb shock, muscles weaken, and bones lose mass. This is compounded spending too much time sitting in cars, at desks, at computers. Bad posture makes matters worse.
How can yoga help reduce back pain?
Yoga helps to build a strong yet supple spine as well as correcting postural misalignments. The subtle breath work and relaxation practices of yoga can also provide pain sufferers with a powerful tool to manage their pain. Some of the back conditions that may be eased by regular and appropriate yoga include: scoliosis, sciatica, lower back pain, degenerated or bulging discs, as well as neck pain and stiffness.
Duration: 6 week course
Cost: $135 (inc gst) payable in advance
Teacher: Lisa Grauaug
Upcoming Dates: Our next Back Care short course hasn’t yet been scheduled. Join our newsletter to be notified when dates for the next course are confirmed.
BACK CARE YOGA TIP: If you are doing a yoga class or doing your own personal practice, here’s a key principle to keep in mind…
Breathe as You Do the Yoga Poses. When we hold our breath, we hold onto tension. Quiet, slow breathing induces the relaxation response, allowing increased circulation to tissues whose vessels are constricted during times of stress. If you can stay in touch with your breath as you practice yoga you will also stay within a safe range of motion for your body and will be less likely to over-strain your muscles and ligaments.