Yoga for a Healthy Back!

Yoga Therapy at Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons

Valerie Kiser, E-RYT 500 & Certified Yoga Therapist

Last week, I had the pleasure of teaching a Yoga for a Healthy Back class, offered free by Best Health through Wake Forest Baptist Health, Davie Medical Center.  We had a great group of participants and I look forward to leading more classes there in the future.

As Hilary Dowdle reports in, “As long as they’re “back” there doing their job, holding us up and keeping us mobile, we usually don’t give them too much thought; we can’t even see them. We take them (our backs) for granted. They’re just backs—our posterior sides, the very definition of strength and silence.”  But, if your back is not doing its best work, life can be uncomfortable, if not miserable.

Would you like to learn more about the yoga poses for developing and maintaining a healthy back?  Or do you need assistance in overcoming back pain? We offer two Back Care classes at Sunrise Yoga Studio as well as many Beginner classes to help you get started!  Check our class schedule to find a class that works for you!

I’ve also listed some poses below to get your started.  Not all poses are appropriate for all students.  Please consult with your physician before beginning any movement program.  These poses may not be appropriate for your particular condition.  Contact Valerie at (336) 778-1233 or if you wish to schedule a class or private session.

You can find a picture of most of these poses on

Reclining big toe pose
Reclining twist
Cat pose / cow pose
Balance from hands and knees position
Child’s pose
Locust pose
Mountain pose
Downward facing dog pose – on a chair
Seated in chair twist
Corpse pose

Come visit the studio and make your way to a happy, healthy back!