One of the primary focuses of yoga is the spine, and then, the shoulder girdle (arms, elbows, wrists, hands), and pelvic girdle (hips, legs, knees, ankles, feet). āsana (postures/movement) practice is to help alleviate physical discomfort, bring symmetry to the body, restore healthy pelvic/lumbar relationship and shoulder/upper back relationship so that we can live in a pain-free body. In Yoga classes you find that when you tweak the body and create soreness (such as too much gardening or shoveling) you have yogic tools to bring the body and mind back to balance/equilibrium.
I lead workshops and 12-week group class series on:
Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain: Develop a Healthy Back