LOW BACK TLC
Accessible 75-minute yoga practice to ease low back pain
An accessible, 75-minute sequence that helps ease low back pain. You will need something that can function as a yoga strap (a belt, bathrobe tie, or even a towel) and something to lift your hips (a yoga block or a firm pillow). This practice is designed to target the areas of the body most responsible for lower back aches resulting from too much sitting. Avoiding much of the up-and-down movement of sun salutes, and the endless repetition of the "vinyasa," this is a slow build that will open hamstrings, hips, and upper back, to ease the pressure on that poor delicate lumbar spine.
Katy Hawkins, PhD, serves as Director of Shiné: Mind/Body/Spirit in Philadelphia. Originally a teacher of Comp Lit, Katy taught literature in university settings before she realized she could find everything she loved most about teaching college students outside the walls of academia. This course brings together her academic teaching with her work this last decade, teaching poetry through movement.