Yoga for Low Back Pain

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we apply knowledge to choosing and adapting asana for students with low back pain.


Apply knowledge of anatomy, causes of low back pain, and cautions to choosing and adapting asana.


Describe numerous cautions related to using asana to address low back pain, noting particular considerations for chronic pain. Describe up to 14 specific objectives (such as strengthening back muscles) that you may consider for students when using yoga to address low back pain. Explain which poses are typically avoided in the case of back pain and note poses that might help.