Do you want relief from lower back pain? Are you experiencing any lower back pain due to long hours at work or maybe a little too much lifting of your growing toddler? If you are ready to ease your pain and start living a more full life again, then you want and need this relief now. Lynda Lippin's simple 30-minute Pilates for Back Pain audio class might be your solution.
As a Pilates instructor, I'm always looking for new material to share with clients. Recently, my mom was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, so I went to work to find something she could do at home. My mom already had a very small list of exercises that had been prescribed to her by a specialist, so I didn't want to overwhelm her with more. I just wanted to be able to give her some advice and point her to additional resources when she was ready. I already knew about Lynda's previous audio exercise guide for neck and shoulder pain. I knew that the quality of her work was very high, so I was excited to try this audio class!
The first thing you will notice is that Lynda has a pleasant speaking voice. For many people, me included, this is very important, especially if I'm trying to relax.
Next, the sequence of exercises has all the qualities of a solid Pilates foundation workout — easy to follow, well-paced and, above all, safe. Lynda has a seemingly natural ability to be very specific without overwhelming the listener with confusing anatomical jargon. She says just enough and a little bit more to get the listener feeling what they should be feeling.
Even though I do not have any specific or chronic back pain issues, I was still able to benefit from the exercises. I finished the audio class much more open and looser in my hips — especially around my outer hips where I experienced a lot of pain during my pregnancy.
I highly recommend Lynda Lippin's Pilates for Back Pain to anyone who has minimal or chronic back pain, and I'll be recommending the audio class to my mom for her pain when she's ready. I will even continue doing the exercise class myself in order to get rid of the tightness in my own hips.
One final note: Always make sure to check with your doctor before beginning any type of exercise or movement activity — especially if you have a diagnosed issue.
Below you will find a few other back pain resources I've found useful and currently use with my clients if they have back issues.