Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs

Body Soul Yoga

Back pain and discomfort is a common problem.  It can also be debilitating.  Our natural instinct may be to rest and be still; but the best way to improve lower back pain is to keep moving and learn to strengthen the back and abdominal muscles, “The core,” through a series of yoga postures, and to use breathing exercises and relaxations to soften the affected areas.

The YHLB programme has been proven to be effective for chronic lower back pain. It consists of twelve weekly sessions.  The sessions are gentle, effective and holistic – allowing you to learn and implement the long-term benefits of yoga.  Each week has a different focus and techniques are taught, including:  How to alleviate back pain or a back pain flare up; yoga relaxations, and some core sequences to encourage a regular home practice.  Faye focuses on postural improvements, alignment and symmetry of the body, mindfulness and awareness of the body, and relaxation techniques, which are easily incorporated into everyday life. Research from a multi-centred clinical trial led by the University of York found that significant benefits were experienced by the participants who suffered from non-specific chronic and recurring lower back pain.

At the moment we are running this course on a private basis, and online via Google Meet, as we are only able to offer daytime, weekday slots.  Do please contact us for further information.  Thank you.

Faye has been trained to teach this 12-week specialised yoga programme for Healthy Lower Backs. The exercises are all gentle, safe and effective. They are in fact an ideal foundation for newcomers to yoga, even if you only have occasional back pain, as you will learn the basics of most aspects of yoga and you will be taught how to practise simple yoga at home. In addition, owing to its focus on pelvic realignment, postural correction, gentle stretching, strengthening and relaxation, most of the classes are recommended to postnatal women.

Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs
Professional standards of quality-assured care, support and advice is offered by YHLB registered teachers, such as Faye Koe, providing this specific ‘best practice’ back-care yoga course. The Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Course trains high quality, already-trained and experienced yoga teachers from different schools and methods of yoga in how to deliver the ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ programme. The programme is accredited nationally by the yoga governing body for Sport England and Sports & Recreation Alliance, British Wheel of Yoga, as a Recognised Centre of Excellence for Training and Standards and is also a member organisation of the British Council for Yoga Therapy. The YHLB Register of Teachers can be viewed on

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Please note, if you attend a 12-week course, a relaxation CD and the YHLB book will be provided as part of the course.