Yoga For Lower Back Pain

08/02/13

Winchester Hospital Offers Yoga Class to Alleviate Lower Back Pain

Do you wake up in the morning and immediately crave a massage for your lower back? Is your back stiff, sore or achy? While a massage may be nice, why not try yoga?

The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital is offering a new fitness program – yoga for chronic low back pain. Participants will be taught using Viniyoga – a therapeutically oriented style of yoga that emphasizes the use of breath in coordination with movement – while using the individual strengths and limitations of the participant.

Don’t worry, no previous yoga experience is necessary, but sign up fast because class size is limited to 10 people.

This eight-week program, which costs $140, will run from Saturday, Sept. 14 to Saturday, Nov. 9 (there will be no class on Oct. 12). The class will meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in the first floor conference room at 200 Unicorn Park Drive in Woburn.

This yoga class is a treatment option for adults to help alleviate some common problems of chronic low back pain. Participants will be guided through a yoga practice with the elements of asana (postures/exercises),breath coordinated with movement and a guided resting period/deep relaxation.

To register for the eight-week class, call 781-756-4700 or visit www.winchesterhospital.org/events. Space is limited.

About The Center for Health Living at Winchester Hospital

The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital is committed to helping community members take responsibility for their health and well-being by offering the education and resources that change lives. Established in 1996, The Center for Healthy Living now offers more than 30 programs and services throughout the year with offerings in disease management, childbirth,integrative therapies, fitness, yoga, Tai Chi/Qi Gong, CPR and first aid,weight management, career services and support groups. The center is also home to two retail services; A Caring Place, which features wigs, bras, prostheses and head coverings for women living with cancer; and the Lactation Center Boutique,which offers the highest-quality breastfeeding supplies and support. For more information or to register, please call The Center for Healthy Living at (781) 756-4700 or visit www.winchesterhospital.org/events.