Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back: A Practical Guide to Developing Strength and Relieving Pain [NOOK Book]

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The sacrum, or lower back, is an incredibly powerful part of the human anatomy. It’s what enables you to stand upright and tall, it unites your upper and lower body, it roots you to the earth—and it is one of the most common areas where people experience chronic pain and discomfort. Yoga practice can have a transformative effect on lower back problems: it allows the body to gain the range of movement and flexibility that short-circuits the mind’s perception of limitation and pain. Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back ...

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Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back: A Practical Guide to Developing Strength and Relieving Pain

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Overview

The sacrum, or lower back, is an incredibly powerful part of the human anatomy. It’s what enables you to stand upright and tall, it unites your upper and lower body, it roots you to the earth—and it is one of the most common areas where people experience chronic pain and discomfort. Yoga practice can have a transformative effect on lower back problems: it allows the body to gain the range of movement and flexibility that short-circuits the mind’s perception of limitation and pain. Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back will help you understand lower back pain and heal it through gentle exercises that can be done even by those with no previous yoga experience.

Liz Owen describes the anatomy of the sacrum and the region around it, including the hips and lumbar spine, and illuminates both the Western and Eastern approaches to understanding back pain. She then provides simple, easy-to-learn sequences of yoga poses for general sacrum health and then for specific issues or conditions such as pregnancy, fibromyalgia, and arthritis, among others.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834829022
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 851,290
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Liz Owen has practiced yoga for twenty-five years and has taught it since 1990, focusing on alignment-based yoga practice as a tool for well-being and healthy living. She has conducted classes and workshops on healthy back care and healing back pain through yoga every week for the past ten years. She has published numerous articles on yoga on Beliefnet.com. She is coauthor of an NIH-funded study at Boston University Medical Center, which focuses on yoga as a healing modality for depression. She teaches throughout New England and at yoga conferences elsewhere.

Holly Lebowitz Rossi is a freelance writer whose articles on religion, health, wellness, and happiness, have appeared in Newsweek, Spa Finder, Tango Magazine, the Washington Post, Slate.com, Parents.com, and Beliefnet.com. She is also a student of Liz Owen, whose methods she credits with eliminating her own lower back pain.

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