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Book Giveaway: Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back

Book coverThe sacrum, or lower back, is an incredibly powerful part of the human anatomy. It’s what enables you to stand upright and tall, it unites your upper and lower body, it roots you to the earth—and it is one of the most common areas where people experience chronic pain and discomfort. Yoga practice can have a transformative effect on lower back problems: it allows the body to gain the range of movement and flexibility that short-circuits the mind’s perception of limitation and pain. Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back will help you understand lower back pain and heal it through gentle exercises that can be done even by those with no previous yoga experience.

For a chance to win a free copy, leave a comment below. This contest will end on Friday, September 6 at 12 P.M. E.S.T. Congrats to Carlye! Thanks for your comments, everyone, and come back for more giveaways!

104 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back

  1. I want to nurture my back (had surgery in ’09) and strengthen my core. Thanks for entering me in the drawing for free book ([email protected] dot com)

  2. $50 billion dollars a year spent by Americans on low back pain! 80% of cases are also deemed preventable or can be alleviated significantly with practices like this! Looking forward to reading it.

  3. Finishing my yoga teacher training at the moment and I would love to read this book to get more knowledge about lower back issues and help future yoga students

  4. I suffer with chronic back pain as a result of 15 years in trucking industry and a recent rear end collision.
    I could really use this book! !
    Brian Reel

  5. I threw out my back this week. Have recovered well with the help of various therapeutics. This topic seems quiet important since so many people spend their days sitting at desks. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  6. I love yoga, it improved my flexibility and posture. Always strengthening my core and back for improved overall health. I can’t wait to read this book. I hope it includes a meditation chapter! xoxo jl

  7. My husband suffers in this area. I was told it also has to do with feeling like he’s holding the weight of the world and our financial security. Thank you for this chance to win a free book!

  8. I’ve never seriously considered Yoga before but if it can offer me legitimate relief to my lower back issues, I’ll start the day I get this book.

  9. Please enter me in the drawing. This looks fantastic as I had back surgery (L4-S5) 2 years ago and yoga, as I had done it in the past isn’t possible anymore. Thank you! Karen

  10. As a physical therapist, I have worked with people with chronic low back pain for over four decades…as people have developed into couch potatoes, or screen-timers, who sit slouched for hours on end, the incidence of back pain has seemed to skyrocket. As a craniosacral therapist, I routinely find that the sacrum, that great keystone of the pelvis, which supports everything above it, is out. And when the sacrum is not able to move freely, as it is meant to do, everything above it suffers, all the way up into the brain. As I gently release the sacrum into place, I can feel the structures above it slip into normal patterns of fascial movement. People who come in saying that their thinking is clouded, suddenly feel clear again…and this when all I have done is release the sacrum. Of course, when this great bone has been stuck for years and years, the body learns compensatory patterns of movement, some of which take some time to unlearn. I love that this book centers on the sacrum, that “sacred” bone that governs our very fluidity! In a world, where many of us live in our heads, looking at screens, yoga is an amazing way to come home again into our bodies…

  11. Thanks for making us aware of this book and offering it in a free drawing. I’ve been dealing with chronic pain for awhile now — I’ll be sure to check it out, regardless of who wins. 🙂

  12. I just discovered some amazing connections between the curve of my back and the krunk in my neck. I bet this book would help solve my headache problem.

  13. I can really relate to the statement that our lower back roots us to the earth. I have chronic lower back issues and am just beginning to understand how disconnected I tend to be. I look towards yoga to bring awareness and help me through this issue.

  14. My yoga studio just announced a fall class for lower back health. I would love to win this book to assist in my yoga practice…

  15. As a nurse I am always looking for tools or new ways to teach my patients to remain self-motivated to heal. This books looks like a must for my journey.-Thank you.

  16. Will check it out…recent terror of repeat ofproblem that had resulted in back surgery..more than “geezer yoga” is required

  17. What a wonderful book topic! I took a lovely workshop with Liz Owen once, she is amazing. I can’t wait to read this book. Thank you for the great giveaway opportunity!

  18. I’ve been wondering which yoga poses might be good to strengthen my back! After having an acute on chronic back strain plus disk irritation from work (I’m a nurse), I’ve been trying to get my strength back up to where it should be to prevent further injury. Thanks for this contest!

  19. Thanks for the opportunity! I’m a former gymnast with a spondylolisthesis at L4, sacral-iliac pain on the right, and “over-bendy” ligaments. I’m always trying to modify yoga poses to help, not harm my back.

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