In the last all-day Saturday yoga teacher training there was a huge focus on standing poses. The second half we worked on chanting, which meant a lot of sitting.
The next day my low back hurt.
Standing and sitting are both hard on my lower back.
Normally on Sundays I attend a rather active Vinyasa yoga class. I decided for that day that practice was not appropriate for my body.
I did a little research on yoga for back pain. Baxter, who is one of my yoga teachers and the director and a teacher of my yoga teacher training, specializes in back care. He writes for the Yoga Journal blog. You can find one of his back care posts right here.
I decided to go with a gentle approach for my back care home practice: