If you’ve ever had an aching low back, you’re keenly familiar with how painful it can be. Though we often point to tight muscles or disc problems as the source of pain, new insights into the fascia are revolutionizing how we think about back pain. This is great news for the 20-30% of us suffering from low back pain at any given time.

Si Joint issues

Yoga for Back Pain: Tips for Maintaining SI Joint Health

I must admit: before I started my Viniyoga teacher training, I’ve never heard of sacrum issues. Sure, I knew what the sacrum was, but my first teacher training program never talked about it, my students never... Read more

Yoga for Back Pain: Are Your Tech Devices Ruining Your Posture?

Tech devices are here to stay, but increasing evidence shows they can also wreak havoc on your body and lead to serious back pain issues. Physical therapist and yoga teacher Stefanie Foster offers insights... Read more

How Yoga Can Help Back Pain (and 3 Poses to Try)

I’ve recently had a private client who has a diagnosed spinal condition, making it necessary for me to significantly modify my instruction for him. Even so, the amount of additional length in his spine that... Read more

How To Protect Your Lower Back and Create Stability in Any Yoga Pose

Physical therapists know this. Pilates teachers know this. Athletes and dancers know this; how come yoga teachers are behind? Recently one of the commentators on my blog, Michele, asked me: “Why don’t I hear... Read more
yoga for scoliosis, Dr. Loren Fishman

Yoga in the Treatment of Scoliosis—A Doctor’s Perspective

Scoliosis is characterized by a sideways curvature of the spine, and it is surprisingly common. Most people with minor scoliosis go through life and they may never even know that they have the condition... Read more

Dealing With Back Pain? Complementary Treatments Like Yoga May Be Best Option

A new study urges patients to be cautious when before opting for aggressive treatments like spinal fusion surgery. The study, completed in October 2013 by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service s, found that worker’s compensation patients who underwent spinal fusion (or sometimes a series of those operations) often suffered higher rates of permanent disability than others who had approached their pain in alternative ways. Read more