Back pain is complex and many students end up in yoga classes because they heard it would be good for their “bad back” so I’m super excited to share the wisdom of my friend Jesal Parikh with you today.
Jesal has been teaching yoga since 2010, is the co-creator of the Yoga is Dead podcast and serves as a volunteer for World Spine Care Yoga Project. She has a strong background in anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics for yoga teachers and teaches these topics in several yoga teacher trainings.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- a basic overview of the anatomy of the spine and related structures
- the most important role a yoga teacher can play in supporting someone working with low back pain
- specific guidelines for teaching students with lower back pain
- the most skillful and least skillful cues yoga teachers use when it comes to addressing low back pain in group classes
- and so much more!
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