The majority of people around the world suffer from back pain at some stage in their life. From sporadic spasms to crippling pain, it can bring down grown men to the floor. The human spine has an elaborate architecture and problems can occur anywhere in it.
In this course, Aliya Agha will guide you through a series of lectures and exercises to understand the self-healing qualities of the body related to the spine. This course is part of Aliya’s own healing routine. She suffered from the most vexing and complex back problems provoked due to injuries at work and sports. After living with her disability for over a decade and after trying out many different treatments, Aliya resorted to trying out yoga. She feels not every type of yoga is suitable for back pain suffers. She studied yoga to understand the theory and practice classical yoga as opposed to the modernized versions. In the classical Yoga system, each pose has a counterpose that helps to stimulate spinal nerves, improve muscle strengthening, and induces deep relaxation.
You will see that this Course has the power to calm the mind, as there are now scientific studies establishing due to back pain people suffer psychological distress. A Canadian study found that people who suffer from severe depression are four times more likely to develop disabling neck or lower back pain. The good news is that yoga is a powerful tool to achieve full recovery from back injuries.
How it works:
You will receive a Bundle in this Course, containing different stages to address your back pain:
1. Pain Management Stage; which aims to loosen up tight muscles and increase blood flow to the affected area;
What to expect: There are three routines under Pain Management Stage. The exercises are gentle and dynamic. Each routine is accompanied by individual exercise/pose tutorials for a comprehensive explanation of the exercise/pose.
Intensity: No exertion – Mild
How Often: practice routines here for a period of time where you feel the pain has eased out and the muscles are ready for the next level; ideally you should be practicing the routines for 4 to 6 weeks.
2. Recovery Stage; which aims to reverse impairment and prevent disability;
What to expect: There are three routines under Recovery Stage. Exercises are based on the same format as Pain Management but routine is a notch up in intensity and range of movement. Each routine is accompanied by individual exercise/pose tutorials for a comprehensive explanation of the exercise/pose.
Intensity: Light – Moderate
How Often: practice routines here for a period of time where you feel the back is on the road to recovery and the lengthen as well as the mobility of the muscles has improved to a point of great with the routine; ideally you should be practicing the routines for 2 to 3 months.
3. Strengthening Stage; which aims to restore optimal physical form, body strength, enhance cardiovascular endurance, gain muscular definition, lose weight, and balance physiological functions.
What to expect: There are three levels in this stage. The levels in the Strengthening Stage are modified classical yoga flow and postures are dynamic and isometric. Each level is a progression of the previous level. Get comfortable practicing a level before moving on to the next. Each practice program is accompanied by individual exercise/pose tutorials for a comprehensive explanation of the exercise/pose.
Intensity: Moderate – vigorous
How often: Each level is to be practiced for at least a period of 4 to 6 weeks. This is your life long practice routines for a healthy and happy life.
Remember there is no challenge here. Take your time and respect your body.