What is the course about?
The perfect body is an exception not the rule. Performing the same actions day after day leads to underuse of our maximum potential range of movement and then our posture deteriorates and stiffness becomes habitual. When we are healthy, young and carefree we often remain unaware of our poor posture and we feel okay as stronger muscles take over the work of weaker ones. Our body adapts and compensates. However when we get older or are tired, ill or upset, we become conscious of the strain and experience pain. On this course you will learn exercises to relieve back pain ad increase your mobility which will help to improve your posture. In each class you will also relax your body and your mind.
What will we cover?
Basic anatomy and physiology of the back
Different back conditions and self-help
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Practise Yoga exercises at home to relieve pain
Improve strength & flexibility of your back
Release stressed muscles and mind
Improve your ability to relax.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for complete beginners to yoga and students with experience who want to work specifically on their back.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Demonstration & Practice
Hands-on adjustment (optional)
Questions are encouraged at all times.
You will be expected to practise at home.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs. Please bring clothing suitable for exercising. All equipment will be provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can join a Gentle or Beginners Yoga course.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details