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I have been suffering with back pain for years now .. a freind has recommended that I try yoga. Could this help me ... which particular asanas are good ?
U may have given up looking for a reply, but in case u haven't -
Yes yoga can help with back pain, but obviously it depends on many things: your earnestness and the source of the pain being just 2 of them. Until u find a good class (might take some time) i recommend getting a book called 'Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha', and working through it from the beginning, slowly and intelligently. Don't be put off by the title - it's very simple to read and incredibly informative. It will help. Good luck
Thanks for the reply ... great to see that the forum is starting to get some members.
Thanks for the kind advice ... well after a few weeks of searching, I took the plunge and attended a class. Already I have noticed the difference.
I will certainly get the book ...
You have no doubt seen the article on dru yoga (http://www.yoga-abode.com/node/210), after reading this I went to take a look at the dru yoga website.
They seem to have some pretty good information on their site on how yoga can assist back pain. Might worth taking a look:
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