Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 32
Rated 5 out of 5 by ironwom Fixes Upper Back Too
I learned yoga from Rodney Yee DVDs 10 years ago. He has very good pacing, a gorgeous voice, and excellent production values. As I have aged, my UPPER back gets kinked frequently; my chiropractor calls it variously "computer back" and "airplane back" depending on what I've been doing lately. This DVD is nearly perfect for me when my back hurts. I have arthritis in my HIPS and it helps this too. I now have regular yoga classes with a live instructor. Recently I felt something seize in my mid-back during Warrior I of all things. I stopped and began doing the simple sequences I remember from Yoga for Back Care, and by the end of Savasana I felt much better. I did the whole DVD at home the next morning and my back was almost pain free. Repeat as needed! A few words about the props and pacing in this DVD: keep the remote close at hand to allow yourself time to set up props between poses. Rodney does go a little too fast in the transitions. I do have a pair of blocks that are helpful, but you can still use your shins or whatever to rest on in between. I do not have a bolster, instead I use several blankets and fold them in various ways to accommodate the poses. I do use chairs as suggested because these are wonderful poses for back relief. I also do Pilates on a regular basis for strengthening; I consider this DVD medicine for an ailing back primarily, not a daily routine, although I could imagine it being used as such. It is like magic!
August 6, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by katawat Rellief
After working all day, I came home and couldn't relax because my back hurt. Popped in the Back Care DVD, started doing yoga, and actually felt my back slip into place. Had this problem for decades. Definitely worth the time and money!
February 28, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by taeddy Rather slow
This was not what I expected. It would be more appropriate for someone currently recovering from an injury, however not great for building back strength. It doesn't flow very well from one posture to another.
February 25, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bean Perfect for easing back pain
Wonderful instruction to help ease and heal back pain. Stregthens back muscles. Would definitely recommend for anyone with constant lower back pain.
February 21, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chay Yoga From Back Care with Rodney Yee
I was determined to find a way to get relief from back pain after many, many years of chiropractors and massage. This DVD gave me the freedom I was seeking.....it has been a blessing for me. I have had back pain most of my adult life and this is the first time I feel in control of how I feel. The exercises were not difficult even at age 56 and the relaxing vioce Rodney uses as well as the breathing reminders and beautiful scenery all combine to produce "Magic" for me~ I noticed a difference afer the first few sessions. I have to remind myself to completely relax and that helps greatly with the results. I have memorized several posistions so I can do them on the road in our motorhome when we travel with or without turning on the DVD. As most RVers know...travel can take a toll on your back and Yoga for Backs is the answer! I still have a lot to learn and am looking forward to MORE YOGA with Rodney Yee....Thank you from the bottom of my heart for opening up this door to feeling GREAT~ A special mention....the staff I dealt with were wonderful....very professional yet friendly...they went above and beyond for me at Gaiam...I will be a customer for life~~~
February 14, 2010