Gentle Yoga for Back Pain

Gentle Yoga for Back Pain
A Safe and Easy Approach to Better Health and Well-Being through Yoga

Edited by Anna Krusinski, Contribution by Laurie Sanford and Jo Brielyn, Photographed by Catarina Astrom

Category: Health & Fitness - Yoga; Health & Fitness - Exercise
Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: January 24, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-57826-390-5 (1-57826-390-5)

Utilize the Benefits of Gentle Yoga to Relieve the Pain and Stress of Your Back Pain

Over 65 million Americans suffer from back pain each year, making it one of the most common reasons why people in the United States seek medical care. Back problems—such as sciatica and herniated discs—may be a result of injury, arthritis, increased stress on the spine over time, or a myriad of other causes. However, it is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Yoga can become an integral part of improving your overall health and well-being.

Gentle Yoga for Back Pain shows you how to integrate yoga into your exercise routine to promote back health. Because yoga is low-impact and is easily modified to your own needs and abilities, you can safely and effectively reap the benefits of exercise by increasing flexibility, strengthening
muscles, and improving posture.

Gentle Yoga for Back Pain also includes:
- An overview of the causes and symptoms of back issues
- Helpful diet and lifestyle tips to improve back health
- An introductory guide to understanding the benefits of yoga
- Important precautions to ensure safety during yoga practice

Whether you are looking to prevent the onset of back problems or are already experiencing back issues and aim to reduce your symptoms, Gentle Yoga for Back Pain is your complete guide to relieving pain and stress through yoga.

The Gentle Yoga series seeks to promote the many beneficial effects of yoga exercise in the treatment of specific diseases. The exercises are clearly illustrated, safe, and tailored to your condition. Each book in the series also provides an overview of the disease as well as other lifestyle tips to improve overall health and daily functioning.


Laurie Sanford has practiced yoga for 14 years and is certified under Rob Greenberg, owner of the Yoga for Peace Studio in Margaretville, NY. She has been teaching for eight years and currently provides yoga instruction to adults. Laurie has trained at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, as well as the Himalayan Institute. She currently resides with her husband and daughter in the Catskill Mountains, where they run a weekly newspaper.

Jo Brielyn is a freelance writer and author. She is a contributing writer for Hatherleigh Press and has published works in several print and online publications. Jo also owns and maintains the Creative Kids Ideas ( and Good for Your Health ( websites. For more information about Jo’s upcoming projects or to contact her, visit Jo resides in Central Florida with her husband and two daughters.