The University of York (Department of Health Sciences) ran one of the largest research studies into yoga to date, funded by Arthritis Research UK. Teachers from the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK) and British Wheel of Yoga designed and ran specialist group classes in five areas of the UK for chronic back pain. The positive results were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2011. The Cost Evaluation in Spine Journal showed that this yoga would be cost-effective for the NHS.
Full details of the research and more in depth information may be found on www.yogaforbacks.co.uk
watch video of sample class via this link http://www.yogaforbacks.co.uk/yoga-for-back-pain-videos/
YHLB Team Merseyside giving details of other courses in the region may be found on this link https://www.facebook.com/Yoga-for-Healthy-Lower-Backs-Team-Merseyside-389765661154291/?ref=hl
My colleague Kate Knowles also runs courses in West Kirby Wirral – http://yogawithkate.vpweb.co.uk/Yoga-for-Healthy-Backs.html
PLEASE NOTE : IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED A YOGA FOR HEALTHY LOWER BACKS COURSE AT YOGA YOU SANCTUARY AND YOU WISH TO CONTINUE WITH REFRESHER CLASSES; PERHAPS DON’T FEEL READY TO JOIN THE LISTED GENERAL CLASSES AT YOGA YOU SANCTUARY – THEN IT IS POSSIBLE TO REVISIT SUBSEQUENT YOGA FOR HEALTHY LOWER BACKS COURSE CLASSES (SPACE PERMITTING) FROM WEEK 2 AT HALF PRICE , BEING £6.50 PER SESSION.
PLEASE CONTACT YOGA YOU SANCTUARY TO ARRANGE
My Colleague Kate Knowles mentioned above also has similar provisions for her courses .