Yoga for Lower Back Pain

Set the stage for a strong, healthy back

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Learn a comprehensive approach to minimizing lower back pain with master yoga teacher Aadil Palkhivala.

Join Aadil Palkhivala as he guides you in understanding the physical, psychological, and spiritual origins of lower back pain. In this in-depth 4-hour course, learn the common causes of lower back pain and how to treat the pain with more than just asana—although asana practices are included too! You’ll understand how Aadil Palkhivala personally overcame his debilitating back injury, and how he’s able to go through life now with minimal flare-ups. By the end of the course, you’ll have a solid foundation to minimize your daily back pain with Master Palkhivala’s holistic strategy.

I loved Aadil’s approach, his way of explaining the holistic approach was very insightful, it is an aspect that is very often neglected. Most yoga instructions focus only on asana.

— Course Participant

In this 4-hour digital course, you will learn:
  • The physical and psychological origins of low back pain
  • The anatomy of the back
  • The part trauma can play
  • Postural triggers
  • Sequences for the lower back, the hips, and to relieve sciatica
  • A morning series for opening the back body
  • How to modify sun salutes for low back pain
  • Pranayama to help with lower back pain
  • Nutrition and lifestyle suggestions

Anatomy Of Back Pain

Take a deeper look at what’s causing back pain with an anatomical overview. You’ll learn the functions of the spine, the frequent muscles associated with back pain, and the structural imbalances that need to be strengthened to prevent more pain.

Holistic Help For Back Pain

Asana is not the only way to heal an injured back. Aadil Palkhivala will give a complete therapeutic plan to approaching lower back pain, including how to solve nutritional deficiencies, how to reduce muscle tightness by lowering acidity, and more ways to demystify the cause of back pain.

Aadil Palkhivala

Aadil Palkhivala is one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. He began his asana studies with B.K.S. Iyengar at the age of 7 and received an Advanced Iyengar Teacher's Certificate at 22! He is the author of the book Fire of Love and devoted to Sri Aurobindo's Purna Yoga. Aadil is co-Director of the Alive and Shine Center in Bellevue, Washington and The College of Purna Yoga, an internationally acclaimed, advanced teacher training program. He was a certified Shiatsu and Swedish therapist, and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Aadil has studied holistic healing and Ayurveda extensively. He holds degrees in law, physics and mathematics, and co-hosted the Alive and Shine Radio Show with his wife, Savitri.

Teachers: Get 4 Continuing Education Credits

Yoga Alliance requires all yoga teachers to accumulate at least 30 hours of continuing education every three years. 20 online hours are allowed to count towards this requirement.

Fulfilling 4 of these study hours is as easy as logging into the Yoga Alliance website and entering your hours after you’ve completed Yoga for Lower Back Pain. Continue your yoga education with this course and more from the Yoga International library!