Yoga Forma: A Visual Resource Guide for the Spine and Lower Back

Yoga Forma: A Visual Resource Guide for the Spine and Lower Back

by Romy Phillips, Z Altug


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Yoga Forma: A Visual Resource Guide for the Spine and Lower Back by Romy Phillips, Z Altug

Take your love of yoga to the next level by using it as a tool for rehabilitation after injury! This in-depth guide to teaching and sharing yoga is perfect for yoga instructors, personal trainers, and physical therapists. Learn how to prevent injuries during yoga practice and change your students’ lives for the better by prescribing specific exercises to help them with spinal or back injuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462122219
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Disclaimer v

Contributors vi

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 My Story: A Personal Journey of Yoga 2

Highlighting a Key Text of Yoga Philosophy

Different Styles of Yoga, What Is Right for You?

Class Levels

2 The Tradition of Hatha Yoga in a Modern Context: A Brief Overview 6

3 A Brief Comment on Yoga Therapy 13

4 What Is Yoga Forma?16

5 Research on the Benefits of Yoga 18

6 Commonly Asked Questions about the Spine and Lower Back 20

7 Concepts of General Back Pain 23

General Spine and Lower Back Pain: Overview

General Recommendations

Key Movements of the Spine

8 Common Injuries and Conditions 58

Muscle Tightness

Lumbar Strain

Lumbar Sprain


Piriformis Syndrome

Sacroilliac Joint Dysfunction

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Herniated Discs






9 Take Care of Your Back 101

10 Pranayama, Meditation & Restoratives: The Foundation for Relaxation 104

11 Romy's Recommended Self-Practice and Sequencing Tips for the Spine and Lower Back 117

12 Index of Yoga Asanas & Miscellaneous Poses 120

13 Asana Category Index 135

Standing Poses


Seated Poses


Forward Bends


Arm Balances



References 136

Appendix A Resources 142

Appendix B Yoga Products 144

Index 145

About the Author 148

General Back Pain 30

Scoliosis 84

Kyphosis 90

Osteoporosis 97

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