Back in Shape
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Join Mimi Solaire in this popular classic DVD to strengthen and condition your back, increase spinal flexibility and end back pain.
A beautifully produced blend of flowing stretches and gentle toning. It covers all aspects of back health: relaxation, strength and flexibility. The first segment focuses on back alignment and breathing: the second on strengthening the back and its opposing ab muscles. This well instructed exercise video is appropriate for any age and level of fitness.
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I searched the internet & came across this DVD. It's not sold as a yoga DVD, and they don't talk about poses, etc. in it, but there are definitely yoga-based poses scattered throughout. Many of the stretches are also ones that I learned in physical therapy. It was highly rated so I decided to try it. I did it every single day, sometimes 2x a day, because it felt so good. The exercises are very gentle stretching exercises (all on the floor), and the results were immediate. The pain lessened daily, and in 1 week I was no longer taking any narcotic pain medication.
I returned to work after 6 weeks of doing this DVD on a regular basis. (I am a bartender, on my feet for 8-10 hours per shift.) I have since graduated to more strenuous yoga DVDs, but keep this one handy for when my back starts to ache, or when I just want a simple yet thorough stretch. I have recommended Back in Shape to countless friends & family, and will continue to do so!
Like me, some buyers may have had surgery which can leave one with anxiety as the body prepares to heal. Back in Shape begins with the best location, and breathing exercises that work effortlessly to chase away all worries, allowing you the frame of mind to focus on what matters as you reintroduce yourself to your body.
Although this program is great for everyone, it's practical application for beginning physical therapy patients with back injuries, is stellar. I had spine surgery and using common sense by starting slowly and adjusting some moves with my therapist's input, these exercises are perfect! I will grow into the combinations with ease. The tape explains how to achieve the best position without injury.
I love the rest spots too. More confidence to allow your body to 'remember' how it naturally works best so you may enjoy your road to wellness or recovery.
Back in Shape increases ones confidence which greatly aids in rapid healing. I now walk 40 minutes a day in addition to these exercises in part 1, without the necessity of a walking or balancing aid. In other words, I'm a stronger, healthier, more spiritual me only 3 months after radical surgery. Kudos to Yoga Instructor Mimi Solaire and Dr. Ryan Parsons, Chiropractor to Olympic Athletes. Back in Shape!
I ordered the DVD and have been using it almost every day since. At first there were some exercises that I couldn't do without pain, so I skipped those. Now I find myself being able to do all of the exercises pain free. Well at least all the exercises that I can do, there are a couple that I am just not flexible enough to do in the suggested way. That is not related to my back injury. I am not a very flexable person.
Again, this is a great video. I really like it. It is easy to follow and works for me on an emotional level as well as the physical one. I attrribute my current pain free (or nearly) condition primarily to usind this DVD.
UPDATE; 11/5/11, I have been using this video for a few months now. I can't say enough about it. It has not only cleared up my back pain, but also discomfort that I had been experinecing in my hips and neck. My neck, and back are more flexable, and stronger, now than they have been for years.\
UPDATE 10/16/12, I am still using this video at least 5 times a week. I haven't had more than a twinge of back pain in so long I can't remember the last time. And when I do have a twinge, its just that, a twinge and goes away. I have also experienced many other benifits from using this video. My neck and shoulders had been getting increasingly stiff. I would notice it at times like looking behind me to backup the car. No more. I am stronger, more limber, and less uncomfortable than I have been for over 20 years.
This video has enriched my life. It has freed me from constant pain. I can't say enough about it.