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Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs – week 1 of 12
January 8 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm£200
This is not a drop in class but is a 12 week course. Booking essential. Invest in this course for a healthier back for life.
Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs (YHLB) is a specialised, evidenced-based, 12 week course designed to give those with chronic or recurring low back pain a toolkit to improve and maintain a healthy back for life. This course would also be suitable as a gentle introduction to anyone not currently doing any exercise. This yoga is based on a successful large scale clinical trial, funded by Arthritis UK in conjunction with The University of York. It is gentle, effective, enjoyable, beginner-friendly, with small group classes (4-12 people maximum) and individualised support. It teaches and motivates health and well-being self-management. It was recently endorsed by the NICE guidelines. The positive results showing it to be safe and effective were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (‘Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Trial’ H. Tilbrook, 2011). The Cost Evaluation in the Journal Spine (LH Chuang, 2012) showed it to be cost-effective for the NHS, society and the workplace.
Who is the course for? The course is aimed at people who are experiencing low back pain (that’s 80% of us at some point in our lives!), whether it is chronic or episodic, but not at those currently in acute pain. It is best to wait until after the acute phase of your pain has passed when movement becomes more possible and you can then do the course. If you have a diagnosed spinal pathology the course may still be suitable for you – if you are unsure please speak to me and/or seek advice from your GP. The course is suitable for adults of any age, but is not suitable during pregnancy. You do need to be able to get up and down from the floor to do the course (even if you need the help of a chair to do so). If you are unsure, please show your GP a YHLB leaflet or the YHLB website to ask if it the right time for you to do the course. YHLB teachers hold waiting lists for the next available course, or you can do a postcode search on the YHLB website to find your nearest trained teacher.
Please see the YHLB page of this site for more information.