I have a sore back. Can I do yoga?
Yoga has helped many people with back issues. The key is taking yoga with a knowledgeable teacher who makes adjustments for your needs. Beginning with private classes is highly recommended. Many of our students feel the huge benefit from working with slings, belts, massage balls and rollers. It is important to explain your situation to your teachers and alert them of changes. If you’re working with a health care practitioner, inform your teacher of any restrictions and recommendations that you have been given. For most back conditions, a program that includes work on spinal stabilization is recommended. If you have spondylolisthesis or spinal stenosis, work privately with a specialized teacher until you understand which postures will be of benefit and which to avoid.