Free Downloadable Yoga For Lower Back Pain Lesson Plan

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Yoga Lesson Plan For Lower Back Pain (short version)

The short version is perfect for taking into class with you. It’s short and sweet.

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The long version is a great handout to give to your students, especially your one-to-one students. It immediately shows your professionalism, and increases your expertise in the eyes of your students.

49% of adults in the UK report low back pain lasting for at least 24 hours at some time in the year. And it is estimated that 4 out of 5 adults (80%) will experience back pain at some stage in their life.


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Teaching ‘yoga for backs’ in yoga classes is crucial for the millions of people whose only relief from symptoms of back pain is with pain medication and pain killers. With the Yoga Genie Lesson Planner you can quickly and easily create ‘yoga for backs themed yoga lesson plans‘.

Yoga for back pain lesson plan themes:

  • Yoga for backs
  • Yoga for lower back pain
  • Yoga for stiff backs
  • Yoga for lower back, hamstrings and hips
  • Yoga for back pain: beginner yoga for lower back aches & stiffness
  • Yoga for abs: core strength to banish back pain


“What are the best poses to practice for lower back pain?”

Any pose that releases tight muscles in your back helps to alleviate back pain. Most yoga poses fit this criteria. Though, the following poses are usually the ones recommended by most yoga teachers: Sphinx Pose, Cobra Pose, Upward Facing Dog Pose, Bow Pose, Bharadvaja’s Twist, Bridge Pose, Camel Pose, Cat Pose, Cow Pose, Downward Facing Dog Pose, Dolphin Pose, Fish Pose, Half Lord Of The Fishes Pose.  

“Can yoga improve my lower back?”

In January 2017 the NHS wrote an article on their site called:Yoga may improve lower back pain. A major review of medical evidence found that yoga can help relieve the agony of back pain. The main message of the report was the importance of keeping active as much as possible (people who remain active are likely to recover from their lower back pain more quickly). An article by the Daily Mail reporting on the review says: practicing yoga is twice as good as other exercises at helping discomfort.

“What causes lower back pain?”

There are 32 possible causes of lower back pain: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Slipped (Herniated) Disk, Sciatica, Kidney Stones, Spinal Stenosis, Prostatitis, PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome), Endometriosis, Spinal Cord Abscess, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Threatened abortion, Cervical Dysplasia, Miscarriage, Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis, Fibromyalgia, Uterine Prolapse, Sprains & Strains, Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Ectopic pregnancy, Urethritis, Reactive arthritis, multiple myeloma, dissection of the aorta, Abdominal aortic aneurysm, Bone infection, Renal cell cancer, whiplash, and Spondylolisthesis. 

“I have Sciatica. What causes it?”

Sciatica is a sensation that can manifest itself as a moderate to severe pain in your back, buttocks, and legs. You may also feel weakness or numbness in these areas. Sciatica is a symptom caused by an underlying injury to your sciatic nerve or an area that impacts the nerve, such as your vertebrae, which are the bones in your neck and back.

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