- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Lotus Publishing (4 Nov. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1905367279
- ISBN-13: 978-1905367276
- Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 18.8 x 1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Paperback – 4 Nov 2011
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This book gives a comprehensive account of a ground breaking piece of research conducted by the York Trials Unit, Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, funded by Arthritis Research UK. To date it is the largest piece of research done on yoga as a remedial aid. There are ten million people in the UK who are suffering from arthritis and related conditions. The aim of the trial was to assess the role of yoga in pain relief for this group of people. The results were exciting for yoga practitioners and arthritis sufferers. They showed a statistically and clinically significant improvement in the yoga group compared to the non-yoga group, all having started from much the same base. The most dramatic improvement was after the first three months. There is an excellent chapter on What to do if you get a sign of a painful back episode, which begins "Don't panic"! Even if you read nothing else in the book, these suggestions are worth a look. They are helpful, basic, sensible and safe. Advice is offered for different types of painful backs. This book is an impressive record of a project which will surely encourage the use of yoga as a remedial tool in the future. --Positive Health Online
Recently used in one of the biggest yoga studies ever into the effectiveness of yoga for lower back pain, this excellent book provides pain relief poses, and a core and progressive programme of yoga poses to aid rehabilitation and prevent future episodes. The book contains clear instructions and colour photography of each pose, and covers many handy topics including how to find a yoga teacher, committing to your yoga practice and the anatomy of the back. --Yoga Magazine
Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs by Alison Trewhela and Anna Semlyen is a fantastic resource for therapists and clients to take care of their backs in an active and fun way. The book offers advice on daily activities, poses for sore backs, general poses to improve your core and how yoga can impact your life for the better. The book includes an array of images with clear descriptions including breath, variations, movements and mantras for each pose. You'll be saying, "Ahhhhhh" when you get this book in your hands. --Massage World magazine
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The book itself is very clear, with detailed instructions and clear photographs. The postures are explained in more detail in a later section of the book, allowing you to just look at the quick descriptions while you are doing the postures, and reading up in detail later. It gives you a course to follow, so you don't necessarily need to attend a class and allows you to practise at home, in the knowledge that you are doing the right kind of things safely. It is very gentle, taking into account that you might not be able to have the full range of movement / flexibility to do a classical posture, and it offers you lots of alternative ways to do the posture without hurting yourself.
I love the section "What to Do if You Get a Painful Back Episode", as it quickly gives you useful advice and postures that you can do almost on the spot, using office or home furniture to get relief. If you do decide to make Yoga part of your life, it also provides details as to how to go about finding a good teacher / class.
Finally, the book details the research the book is based on, which you can use to persuade sceptical medics.
I bought this book after reading about it on the British Wheel of Yoga website. It is absolutely brilliant. Very informed. Very useful for beginners through to the experienced yoga practitioner. Lots of information presented in an easily accessible manner. I would say it is an extremely safe way to resolve lower back pain and get some movement back without doing any further damage.
I too love the Section "What to do if you get a painful back episode" which quickly gives you useful advice on some "first aid".
Unfortunately there are no teachers trained in this method local to me but hopefully that will change as more teachers take up the training.
Oh, and my sciatica is a lot better.
It's proven to be a handy reference book containing useful photographs and guidance when practising the yoga positions at home in between classes.
Even if you're not signed up to a specific yoga programme, this book is still useful to help you learn and practice specific yoga positions for lower backs.
However one thing I would say to other yoga treaters is do not get too hung up on the fact that the authors and researchers highly advocate on behalf of training with them to become "qualified" or "certified" in the teaching of yoga for back care: there is not a use in this book that any yoga teacher might not have learnt, taught and practiced themselves in the past, both as part of their training and personal practice. Use this book as just another tool, don't get too hung up on "buying and wearing the t-shirt" as with most other fitness fads at the moment.
Teaches gentle yoga and how to progress with care.
It would be a useful adjunct to those attending Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Courses.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought for a yoga course but didn't complete so have not read the book either.Published 1 month ago by N. J. Poston
I like the way it suggests what you can do when in pain and has plans for extending that a bit at a time to being fit again. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Caroline S Dickson
A brilliant book. I have been practicing the suggested programs over the last few months and have found it really helpful for my back condition. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Polo
I bought this book, hoping it would be a practical guide to help me with the chronic back pain I have been suffering for over a year. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Marg
This very useful book is the manual for a back care course. It is most useful if read during and after the course, details of which can be found on YHLB website.Published 3 months ago by trini
This is a comprehensive book about managing your back condition but designed to be used as part of a series of classes taught by a qualified yoga teacher. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Yelsel
I would of given this book four stars but find it difficult to follow due to very small pictures of the back exercises and difficulty seeing them as they are like a sepia colour. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Zoe
Delivered promptly, well laid out, some good advice although it's associated with a course that is advisable to attend.Published 9 months ago by christina bosley