Yoga For Back Pain

Learn yoga for back pain in this three-part course.

Classes Available


Iyengar Yoga For Lower Back Pain – Weekly Intermediate Class 49

50 Min


There are numerous ways in which Iyengar Yoga can help to reduce lower back pain. Although there are many causes for lower back pain, it is very common for people to arrive at yoga classes with this pain originating at least...

Key Poses

Utthita hasta padangusthasana I & II, chair twists, chair malasana, supta padangusthasana


Mat, chair, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, belt

Yoga Poses For Scoliosis – Weekly Advanced Class 55

45 Min


This weeks class focusses on standing and seated poses that simultaneously lengthen and turn your spine. Although helpful for a broad range of body-types, the class may be especially beneficial for anyone with a mild scoliosis. In most of the...

Key Poses

trikonasana, parsvottanasana, parivrtta trikonasana, paschimottanasana


Mat, chair, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt

Yoga Poses To Relieve Lower Back Pain – Weekly Advanced Class 82

50 Min


This class is based around poses that help to relieve lower back pain. It is the third in our series of classes that help to promote a healthy spine. The class begins with some poses that help to remove muscular...

Key Poses

Diagonal standing poses,chair twists, supta padangusthasana, pavana mukthasana


Mat, 2 chairs, 2 bolsters, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt

Course Overview


Learn yoga for back pain in this three-part course. Improve the overall health of your spine with this comprehensive Iyengar Yoga resource. You will be guided through three complementary yoga sequences for back pain. Each sequence demonstrates unique ways in which you can use Iyengar Yoga to improve spinal balance, mobility and strength.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals with back pain
  • Those with asymmetries of the spine, such as scoliosis
  • Anyone wanting to improve spinal mobility and strength

Please seek permission from your doctor prior to commencing this course.

How will this course help?

This course will guide you step-by-step through three unique Iyengar yoga sequences for relieving back pain. You will cover a range of poses and variations that will equip you with a method for fostering balance, mobility and strength in your spine.

  • Learn how to take pressure off your back by improving hip mobility and hamstring flexibility
  • Be guided in safely modifying poses that can be difficult to attempt if you have lower back problems
  • Develop a range of therapeutic poses that can be used to help relieve lower back aches and pains

With regular practice, you will start to feel some relief from back aches and pains. As your spine gains mobility and strength, your posture will improve. You will start to notice greater capacity in other yoga poses.

What do I get from this course?

  • A comprehensive and structured approach to using Iyengar yoga to assist with the relief of back pain
  • Essential foundations and key principles clearly communicated to help you go further on your yoga journey
  • Step by step tracking of your progression through the course
  • Email reminders to help keep you motivated and on track
  • Email support from your teacher

The learning from this course can be supplemented by two related Yoga Selection blog articles. Each article takes you through a back pain sequence and has accompanying images and instructions.



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