“Back pain is the leading cause of long-term sickness in the UK, responsible for more than 15 million lost work days in 2013.” NHS
Bad posture, stress and pulled muscles are the main causes and can lead to prolonged pain and time off work. Sometimes it could be something more serious, a slipped disk, Sciatica or Osteoarthritis which can mean a longer period of back pain.
The NHS recommends Yoga for back problems and a large study carried out by the University of York, funded by the Arthritis Research UK and run by the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) and the Iyengar Yoga Institute has proven how effective Yoga can be in helping people with bad backs.
I’ve used my knowledge of Yoga to develop a 6 week rolling course in conjunction with MB Massage Therapy to help.
This includes gentle movements with the breath, building suppleness in the body and spine to increase body awareness and improve posture. Building core strength, some sitting and standing posture alignment and some mild stretches, finishing with relaxation.
More details about Paul’s work you can find on his website www.pmtyoga.co.uk