Online Lower Back Yoga Class
Over 200 students come weekly to our yoga center's back class after physiotherapy has ended or still in progress. They seek complimentary options to mitigate chronic pain.
In our online lower back classes, we aim to improve functionality of the back with the least amount of effort necessary. We take the body through comfortable conscious movements that reduce compression, increase space between the lumbar vertebrae and produce positive feeling sensations.
A 7-day free trial is available.
Type of Event
There is a free 7-day trial. Thereafter, annual subscriptions for individual classes are between 5 - 15 Euros. An annual subscription for all 7 classes is 25 Euros.
Most lower back problems develop from a muscular imbalance or weakness that leads to compression of the lumbar vertebrae. A seemingly innocuous movement can then deliver enough of a load to result in structural damage. A triggering event can occur from simple bending, lifting or even sitting improperly for extended periods.
Whether one suffers a moderate or severe lower back injury, muscles immediately contract to stabilize the vertebrae, discs and pelvis to avoid nerve impingement. Over time, such contraction becomes an unconscious protective pattern and adds to the compressive forces that perpetuate and exacerbate lower back problems.
Many students come to this back class after their physiotherapy has ended, and some while their treatment is still in progress. While their therapy has restored basic functionality, many continue to seek complimentary options to mitigate chronic pain and to improve functionality even further.
The lower back class mimics therapeutic exercise on a mechanical level, but the word "exercise" reinforces the mindset of having to make effort to progress. Effort implies tension, and people with back problems already have enough. In lower back yoga, we aim to improve the functionality of the back with the least amount of effort necessary. We take the body through comfortable conscious movements that reduce compression, increase space between the lumbar vertebrae and produce positive feeling sensations.
About the teacher:
At 23 before starting yoga, Fredric Bender herniated his L4-L5 and L5-S1 intervertebral discs. Any awkward movement or pat on the back could trigger incapacitating muscle spasms. He tried physiotherapy, chiropractics, deep-tissue massage, acupuncture, and the Alexander technique.
After two years, he turned to yoga where, for the following 28 years both as student and teacher, he dedicated himself to learning variations of traditional yoga practices to alleviate stress and compression to the lumbar spine.
14 years ago, he implemented his back class at his yoga center to a handful of students. As demand grew, he added more classes in larger rooms up to 45 students, but eventually demand grew beyond his personal capacity, so he taught his method to all yoga teachers within his center. Today, over 200 students attend his center's back classes.