This is a vodcast that I recorded specially for a student who has a slipped disk in her lumbar spine. In general this is a gentle class that most everyone can participate in. However, if you are dealing with a different injury your program should always be tailored to fit your specific needs.
While your back pain persists if you have a slipped of herniated disk in the lower back there are a few things to remember when you are practicing yoga:
*Do not bend forward past 90 degrees with straight knees.
*Avoid all seated forward bends. (which there are none of in this class)
*Avoid rounding your back. (you will notice we are doing a lot of small gentle arches in the lower back which will help ease the disk back towards its correct placement)
* If any pose causes pain, tingling, or numbness, stop immediately.
Be sure to modify with blankets, blocks, straps and any other props that you need.
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