Yoga for Back Pain and Yummy Private Session Packages!

imageI get asked a lot about back pain as a yoga teacher. And as someone who has experienced a lower back injury, I understand how debilitating back pain can be!

The good news is, you CAN strengthen and heal your back with yoga.

In fact, doctors and chiropractors are recommending yoga more and more often to their patients for back pain. Yoga is not only good for mediating acute back pain, it’s also great for keeping your body healthy and strong in the long term to prevent future injury.

This article offers 12 yoga poses you can do for back pain. We have done all of these poses at one time or another in Yoga Basics! Combine this with some yoga for core strength and you are well on your way to a healthy and happy back!

Let me know if you have any questions on modifications!


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I promised you that I would share the discoveries from my gratefulness practice! I found that the practice significantly improved my outlook each day. I was able to focus on all of the great things I have in my life and feel much more fulfilled. I noticed that being grateful for specific people in my life was much more effective than being grateful for material items (not surprising!). I’ve found it to be so beneficial that I’m extending my practice to the end of September 🙂

Yoga For Your Core

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A strong core can make a BIG difference in how you move through your everyday life.

After giving birth to my son, my core hurt just from doing everyday tasks.  Tasks like carrying groceries, lifting a car seat, and picking up bags of laundry were a real struggle.

When I returned to my yoga practice, I made it a mission to get my core strength back and then some.  I wanted to be stronger for my everyday life and I was itching to do some more adventuresome yoga poses (mostly arm balances) with more ease.

I started incorporating variations on plank, side planks, scale pose, and boat pose into my practice.  With time and practice I got stronger and those everyday tasks got easier (and so did the arm balances).

I encourage you to incorporate just a little, itty bit more core strengthening into your practice.  Even 30 seconds of plank a few times a day could be enough 🙂

I came across this article in Yoga Journal with 7 core exercises, give some of these a try!  If you have any questions on how to modify these, let me know, I’d love to help!

Yoga for Core Strength


I’ll be enjoying these next two weeks with my two favorite guys.  Stacey Orris will sub Monday night’s Yoga Basics class at YogaSpace, come check it out 🙂