Yoga for Back Pain Relief

I have a lower back injury that creeps up on me now and then.  That’s actually one of the reasons I started to practice yoga more seriously. So, I have a particular interest in yoga for back pain relief and core strengthening.

Yoga for Back Pain Online Videos

When I began focusing on yoga for back pain specifically, I found some YouTube videos to get me started. One short practice I liked was Esther Ekhart’s “Hatha Yoga Routine for Lower Back”:

It’s about nine minutes long and is low impact, instructed with live cuing (as opposed to voiceover). The instructor explains Continue reading

10 minute yoga class video review

This is literally my second time ever doing yoga, so I wanted a short workout. I found a 10 minute yoga class on YouTube that featured a “Sun Salutation”. I thought it would be fun to try. It was also my first chance to use my new yoga mat!  I love the mat and will review it in a future post.

This video was made by the same studio whose video I watched the first time I did yoga. It’s the same instructor, but with a different model. Like the other video, Continue reading

Getting started with yoga

Sometimes, just getting started is the hurdle.  You might have questions such as “How long and how often should I practice yoga?”, and “What do I need to get started?”.

getting started with yoga

Getting started with yoga

The amount of time to spend practicing yoga depends on what you’d like to achieve.  But if you are a beginner, anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour every other day is a good place to start.  You’ll get the greatest benefit if you can do some every day.  However, if you only have ten minutes a few times a week, Continue reading