As someone who suffers from long-term back pain (both upper and lower), and keen to source other treatment methods other than medication, The classes had a very relaxed atmosphere, The instructor, Gill, was very forthcoming to all in the class and she took specific care to identify everyone's concerns, injuries, limits and motivations to provide as much of a personal experience as possible. When I found the time to perform the practices at home, I found it very beneficial for my back pain. I would remind everyone that there is no quick fix for back pain, the simple practices I learned in this course I have tried to incorporate into my everyday routine. The most rewarding aspects from the class which I now try to act on every day, are the breathing techniques and simply having more awareness of my body. If you are suffering from back pain, I would thoroughly recommend this course.
Back pain is an extremely common problem, affecting some 80% of us at some point in our lives. It can be debilitating, with chronic impact on quality of life and ability to work. Mind-Body group exercise, such as Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs - an innovative, evidence-based programme recommended by the health regulator, NICE, ( National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) is a first step towards managing low back pain. This specialist 12-week Yoga-programme that gently and progressively aims to help those suffering low back pain to get back to being more active again. No prior experience of Yoga is necessary.