Back & Spinal Conditions

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce back pain and explore considerations for supporting students who are experiencing back issues.


Become familiar with back pain and issues in general, and teaching considerations for supporting students in relieving or accommodating back pain.


List a variety of potential causes of back pain. Understand why yoga teachers need to become familiar with some medical terminology and the causes of back pain. Cite research that demonstrates yoga’s impact on people who are experiencing back pain. Explain general ways that yoga might help with back conditions and specific ways that asana may help. Describe the benefit of breath practices and note another tool that may help with conditions of the back and spine.