Yoga for Back Pain
Yoga for Back Pain
Loren Fishman, Carol Arden
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Let internationally renowned rehabilitation specialist Loren Fishman, MD, be your personal instructor for a healthier back! With down-to-earth techniques and instruction for all levels, Cure Back Pain with Yoga helps you:
• distinguish between the nine major causes of backache;
• target your source of pain through diagnosis-specific yoga poses;
• manage, reduce, and ultimately end your pain.
Depending on the severity and chronicity of your pain, the postures in this guide, described in detail and illustrated by photographs, will help you determine how to start your own yoga practice or alter your existing practice in order to achieve lasting comfort and strength.
and disrespectful way to say that you don’t seem to have any of the five or six major causes of back pain, and therefore there is no cause at all. As far as I’m concerned, if this happens to you, you should thank that doctor and then walk out and look for a diagnostician capable of finding out what’s wrong. You may very well have one of the problems the doctor has dismissed, or any number of “composite” causes, such as the ones discussed above. There’s no question that Freud was onto
the pain is at a level you would describe as close to unbearable, seek medical advice before doing any type of physical exercise. As a general rule, I also emphasize that if doing physical yoga produces any type of neurological symptom—numbness, shooting or stabbing pain, tingling, or subsequent weakness—stop doing the pose immediately. There is musculoskeletal pain, which is often associated with a specific activity, mood, or even a new pair of shoes. If your pain worsens for two or three
fifteen seconds. Repeat as often as you wish. To exit this pose, lower yourself to a sitting position. VERTICAL DANDASANA REGULAR Begin as above. Straighten your elbows enough so that you raise your buttocks about an inch off the seat. Your feet may be on the floor, but do not put any weight on them. Breathe with your mouth closed for up to half a minute. Experiment with slightly inclining your torso to the right and left, forward and back and rotating it clockwise and
for backache during pregnancy. These poses are listed in order of acute to chronic pain: VIRABHADRASANA II—Warrior Pose II PARSVOTTANASANA—Stretching of the Flank VIPARITA KARANI—Inverted Lake VIRASANA—Hero Pose CHAPTER 11 Spinal Stenosis Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal—the space inside the bony ring of the backbone—narrows. When it involves low back pain, this narrowing generally occurs at the lower end of the lumbar spine, in the
people who want a thorough, rather aerobic workout. Power yoga, also taught in many gyms and health clubs, grew out of Ashtanga. While the Ashtanga practice is based in India, Richard Freeman is a respected teacher in Boulder, Colorado. He has a video, books, and a Web site: www.yogaworkshop.com. Ironically the least known of Krishnamacharya’s three students who have become famous teachers themselves is his own son. Desikachar has dedicated his life to passing on his father’s teachings,