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Yoga Heals Your Back: 10-Minute Routines that End Back and Neck Pain Paperback – February 1, 2005
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This book is attractively illustrated, concise and can be something you implement right away. While I would have liked to see more detail on the correct performance of some of the poses, there is certainly enough to get you started. The routines are also complementary even though they are listed by body area. This makes sense because the whole body is one unit or system.
It can be very intimidating to start yoga on your own and to put together routines that make sense. It is also fairly easy to get hurt doing things wrong, but this book presents a sane and easy to follow approach. If you have a back problem, I would also pick up Back Care Basics: A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief. This is THE book on the subject as far as I'm concerned, but the level of detail is higher with less of a broad scope.
Also, if you are serious about doing all the poses correctly and want to get the most benefit from this book, then [[ASIN:1930485042 30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers] would give you more routines beyond this book and more importantly detailed instructions for all the poses including the ones that are used in the book that I am reviewing.Read more ›
the book is informative, has easy to understand pictures and great explanations of the poses. even someone whom never has done yoga before would find success using this book.
The first routine is a morning stretch that can be done on your bed or on the floor. It's a great way to check in with your body and begin your day in a healthy way. The next routine is called, Align the Spine. It's a gentle yet invigorating series of eleven poses that will get your blood flowing while giving your spine and hips a good stretch. Other routines include:
Backbends - to correct your posture, tone your back muscles, and improve circulation.
More Backbends - deeper work for your back muscles.
Moving Forward - forward folds to soothe your nervous system and stretch your spine.
Unwind - six poses to relax your neck and shoulders.
Warm-up For More Vigorous Work - 6 poses to get your blood flowing and warm your muscles.
Strengthen the Lower Back, Hips, and Glutes - standing poses to build lower body strength.
Abdominal Strength - great moves to strengthen your core.
Modified Sun Series - A full body workout in 14 flowing movements.
Yoga Heals Your Back also has a chapter on using props (chair, blocks) to modify poses and concludes with an introduction to meditation.
I turned to this book for guidance recently when I overexerted myself jogging and ended up with an aching low back.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
LOVE THIS BOOK! IN GREAT CONDITION! GREAT SELLER! VERY PLEASED! WISH IT CAME WITH A VIDEO :-)Published 13 months ago by ANONYMOUS
This book has some excellent routines for back and neck pain. The gentle stretches help to ease tense muscles which cause a lot of pain. Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Janice L. Stalcup
Great book for the intermediate yoga learner. It was recommended by my instructor since it utilizes individual pictures of the various positions to make it easy to go from one... Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by Boleslaw
This is just a bunch of basic stretches you'd do at any aerobic class. There isn't a "routine" in here to follow, just a instructions on how to do the stretches. Not worth it. Read morePublished on May 23, 2011 by ShootNShopGirl
I have only done the first set of positions in this book, and felt a real, albeit temporary, relief from back pain.Published on September 11, 2010 by Joan P. Shanks
Really beautifull and peaceful book, with many illustrations and explanations. Easy to follow routines, not too complicated descriptions and I can't wait to begin. Read morePublished on August 26, 2010 by Joanna Jolanta Czwielung
I don't have severe back pain - or even chronic back pain - but I wake up with a kink every now in then that won't go away or I sit funny at work for hours and then have a... Read morePublished on May 19, 2010 by Laura
good book for someone who never has seen yoga positions before, otherwise, not detailed enoughPublished on July 6, 2009 by Caren A. Barker
The book was in great shape and arrived on time. It seems to be helping my husband. thanks.Published on February 18, 2009 by R. Cook