Yoga Therapy for a Strong Healthy Back

$25.00

Saturday, October 24th, 2020
2:00pm – 4:00pm

ZOOM Video Workshop

If you are a chronic back pain sufferer, you are not alone. It’s a leading cause of pain and disability worldwide with up to 80% of adults experiencing low back pain at some point in their lifetime. Yoga is an excellent therapy for healing sore and/or injured back muscles.

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Saturday, October 24th, 2020
2:00pm – 4:00pm

ZOOM Video Workshop

If you are a chronic back pain sufferer, you are not alone. It’s a leading cause of pain and disability worldwide with up to 80% of adults experiencing low back pain at some point in their lifetime. Yoga is an excellent therapy for healing sore and/or injured back muscles. Yoga helps alleviate lower back pain by strengthening, stretching, and releasing constant contraction of the muscles of the back, reducing inflammation, reducing compression, and increasing circulation of blood and other fluids back to the tissues and spine. According to a study in the journal Spine (Sept. 1, 2009), yoga therapy can reduce pain and improve function in people with chronic low back pain.

Yoga is a mind-body therapy that’s often recommended to treat back pain and the stress that accompanies it. Learning how to self regulate the stress response can have a tremendous overall effect on reducing somatic pain and give you a sense of mental peace.

This workshop will include:

  • Education of the physical anatomy, posture, alignment, and movement patterns that may contribute to chronic back pain.
  • In-depth core awareness and strengthening poses for the core
  • Lifestyle and stress management tools to reduce chronic stress in the body and mind
  • Handouts for a few routines to practice daily to reduce your somatic pain and techniques to self manage your stress

The class is open to all levels.  Wear loose-fitting clothing to do gentle movement and relaxing breathwork.

Debi Robinson is a certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT.  She has been teaching yoga at Torrance Memorial Medical Center since 2014 and was teaching 7 classes a week pre pandemic era.  She specializes in teaching to those who live in an aging and/or injured body. She will share postures and sequences that are part of a program created for UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative by her teacher Dr Larry Payne.