Day in and day out we consistently place strain on our body, particularly our low back. The lumbar region of our back is a more flexible region of our spine and it tends to get overused. Our lifestyles and jobs either have us sitting in the same position for many hours or even on our feet for too long without a break. Statistics show that 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives and that back pain is one of the leading causes of doctor visits. Thankfully yoga can provide preventative care as well as relief!
This upcoming Saturday Julie will be leading a 2 hour workshop in which she will educate us on how to ease our low backs. Here’s what she has to say:
“I’m very excited to teach this class on low back care. This two hour workshop will be formatted to address the needs of chronic lower back tension and low back care. Students can expect some gentle strengthening movements for the front body, targeted myofascial techniques using lacrosse balls to help hydrate and nurture the lower back, and plenty of time for a sequence of restorative postures to bring a sense of renewal and release to the low back and the entire body!
I’m fresh off of a week long restorative care training with international teacher Tiffany Cruikshank, where I learned many wonderful techniques for easing congestion in the lower back and body. I can’t wait to share what I learned with the students and community at breathe!”