Back pain is one of the most common of ailments, and yoga asanas are gaining wide acceptance as both a preventive measure and, depending on the injury, a therapeutic modality. This hour-long presentation is generously packed with nearly two dozen yoga asanas and asana-based exercises. The program begins with several exercises that work on different aspects of standing alignment in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). This lays the foundation for most of what follows-primarily simple but effective back- and belly-strengthening exercises, hip and groin openers that free the pelvis, and reclining exercises designed to restore and maintain the spine's natural lumbar curve and open the chest.
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