Yoga for Back Pain

One reason people come into the yoga practice is to help with back pain. The UNC School of Medicine estimates that over 80% of Americans will experience back pain at lest once in their lives. 

Why yoga might help:

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  • Stretch and strengthens the body to proper alignment
  • Strengthens the core, glutes medias, and pelvic floor
  • Releasing tight muscles in the hips, hamstrings, and hip flexors
  • Releases tension in the body and helps with overall wellbeing and sleep
  • Circulates the body

Classes to start releasing the tension at Blue Ridge Yoga:

  • Restorative Yoga- relieves tension by holding supported poses.
  • Yin Yoga- works on increasing the flexibility of the body with long restful holds.
  • Chair Yoga- move without putting pressure on the joints.
  • Beginner Yoga- gently unwinds the body.

*Please see your doctor before starting a new movement routine*