The following class is offered at the Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion, Concord, NH
(for information and to register, please contact the center directly at 603-230-7300 or register online at: the concord hospital course registration webpage)
YOGA FOR BACKS
Do you have back problems? Have you tried yoga to help your back?
Yoga for Backs is a medically based yoga class specifically designed to improve back pain and function, and prevent future back injuries. This class is for individuals currently experiencing chronic mild to moderate back pain and other spine-related problems. It is also for anyone looking to continue the benefits of a previous back surgery or physical therapy program. These back and neck care classes are for people with chronic back and/or neck injuries or for injuries past the immediate acute phase. They offer a comprehensive, progressive, safe and effective approach to back and neck healing.
Many of the postures of yoga are similar to physical therapy, though yoga is not physical therapy.
You will learn:
–Ways to relieve muscle tension and nerve pain
–Safe modification to poses allowing increased flexibility in the hips, shoulders and back
–Strengthening poses to better support your structure including ways to improve posture and alignment
–Relaxation techniques to help you to reduce mental stress often related to chronic pain
You will receive personalized attention and will be given sequences of poses appropriate for your specific condition. You will develop tools to control pain, avoid further degeneration and restore the natural equilibrium of your back, shoulders and neck.
Please consult with your physician to make sure that Yoga is appropriate for you.