Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs

Body Soul Yoga

Back discomfort is a common problem. Now there is an innovative evidence-based way to improve back health and function. The Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs programme gently and progressively aims to help people get back to being more active again. Enjoy helping yourself with this yoga ‘toolkit’, as many others have.

The Research that used this Specific Yoga
The University of York (Department of Health Sciences, York Trials Unit) ran one of the largest yoga research studies, funded by Arthritis Research UK. Teachers from the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK) and the British Wheel of Yoga designed and ran specialised 12-week courses in five areas of the UK. The positive results showing it to be safe and effective were published in the ‘Annals of Internal Medicine’ (‘Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Trial’ H Tilbrook, et al, Nov 1st 2011). The Cost Evaluation in the Journal ‘Spine’ (LH Chuang, Aug 15th 2012) showed it to be cost-effective for the NHS, society and the workplace. A social enterprise has been set up to allow more people to benefit from the same yoga programme used in the randomised controlled trial.

Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs
Professional standards of quality-assured care, support and advice is offered by Institute registered teachers 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

Please also visit for more information about this exciting groundbreaking clinical trial and evidence-based specialised yoga programme. The Relaxations CD is also suitable as a stand-alone educational resource to reduce and ease tension and stress.

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