After this workshop you’ll understand how Yoga can help and support these conditions:
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Central Stenosis
- Foraminal Stenosis
- Posterolisthesis Retrolisthesis
- Spinal Fusions
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- and others…
|Module 1||Handout: Gentle Yoga for Lumbar Disc Damage and other Spinal Conditions|
|Unit 1||Handout: Gentle Yoga for Lumbar Disc Damage and other Spinal Conditions|
|Module 2||Video: Lumbar Disc Damage and Other Spinal Conditions|
|Unit 1||Video: Deep Dive into Lumbar Disc Damage|
|Unit 2||Video: Deep Dive into other Spinal Conditions|
|Module 3||Asana Practice|
|Unit 1||Lumbar Disc Damage - Asana Practice|
|Module 4||Quiz: Lumbar Disc Damage and other Spinal Conditions|
|Unit 1||Quiz: Lumbar Disc Damage and other Spinal Conditions|
Half Lord of the Fishes pose (Matsyendrasana) energizes the spine and stimulates the digestive fire. This Yoga pose can be done sitting in a chair or on a mat and is quite a common pose in most Yoga classes. But for people with low back pain and/or lumbar disc damage… this pose can aggravate more than benefit. Certified Viniyoga Therapist, Justine Shelton, shares an alternative seated twist that brings you just as much benefit with much more comfort.
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You know that the only reason why “I got it”, is because your videos and handouts are exceptional and that I viewed your materials at least 3 times. In some cases, I used your videos for my personal practice and then taught your sequence to my students as a way of reinforcing what I learned from you. My students love your teachings and keep coming for more.
I just wanted to let you know I am finishing up my first Happy Back workshop class. It was seven weeks of back education and exercises specific to each persons condition. I start my next one on Oct. 31st and it’s full! I am so happy and grateful that I had the opportunity to do your course. It has given me new passion for my yoga teaching.
This Low Back Care Foundations Course is the harbor cruise, providing a high level understanding of types of back pain, causes, contraindications and recommended yoga poses and modifications. As a graduate of the Low Back Care Certification Program, I found that it builds on this Foundations Course as it goes into even more detail and prepares the student to create class plans whether 1:1 or teaching groups.
Taking this class has given me a lot more confidence in my teaching. One other reason I took your course was to learn more about how to take care of myself. I am 63 (closer to 64) and have S-curve scoliosis that often gives me pain at L4-L5. Of course there are arthritic changes, too, and thinning discs. I thought it was great that your course offered a holistic approach and discussed anti-inflammatory supplements and topicals. Thank you again for everything. I really learned a lot, and I feel like I gained a friend.