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Too much time at our desks, in our cars and watching TV add up to back stiffness, soreness and pain that can steal the joy from our lives. But you have more power to heal yourself than you know. Celebrated Anusara Yoga teacher Desiree Rumbaugh shows you how.
Starting with a simple standing pose, Desiree leads you through a series of therapeutic yoga exercise that will improve your posture, ease pressure, relieve tightness, increase circulation, and make you stronger and more flexible. She clearly explains each pose and shows both the right and wrong way to perform key movements, so you know just what to do. Fellow Anusara teacher Andrew Rivin demonstrates alternate, easier positions so you can choose the one that’s best for you. Before long, your aching back will be a thing of the past.
‘Her physical practice is inspiring and her application of yoga therapy is spot on.’ – Yoga Journal
Yoga to the Rescue for Back Pain
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Instructor: Desiree Rumbaugh (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 66 min.
Street Date: 06/17/2010
A solid program that includes lots of yoga instruction and back pain information within the workout. It's a well-structured mix designed to prevent low back pain — both mentally and physically. There are no fast-paced or sudden movements. Instead, each pose is held for an extended period. It's what happens within that extended period that makes this video unique. Desiree Rumbaugh explains how the pose strengthens and stretches specific muscles (e.g. “this lunge position will open tight hips”). She also discusses proper spine alignment, demonstrates optimum technique and even shows common errors (all while your body maintains the correct extended pose). Quiet music. ©2007.