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Yoga: Highway Out of the Lower Back Danger Zone by Holly Lebowitz Rossi & Liz Owen
Is Strength the Highest Virtue for Healing Back Pain by Holly Lebowitz Rossi & Liz Owen

5 Healing Ways to Approach Lower Back Pain by Holly Lebowitz Rossi & Liz Owen

According to statistics, lower back pain affects 80% of American’s at some point in their lives, and one out of every six experiences lower back pain within the last month. Recent clinical trials suggest that regular low impact exercise and activities, like yoga, can increase strength and endurance in your back and improve muscle function, and may be the most effective way to prevent, or recover from, lower back pain.

Liz Owen and Holly Lebowitz Rossi, the authors of a new book being published this August—Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back: A Practical Guide to Developing Strength and Relieving Pain (Shambhala Publ.)—have developed a plan to reduce lower back pain and injuries, while understanding the challenges people face to keep physically fit. “The lower back is the most neglected area of the contemporary American body. Ours is a culture of sitting for hours at a time, collapsing onto the couch at the end of a hard day, and accepting stress as both emotional and physical facts of daily life,” say the two Boston-based yoga practitioners. “Many of us work too hard, worry too much, and can barely find the time to visit our doctors. Is it any wonder that lower back pain is an epidemic in America?”.

Endorsements for Yoga for A Healthy Lower Back

“This is a clear, insightful program for lower back health, rooted in classical yoga and rich in Western and Eastern wisdom. The authors offer fresh and accessible yoga practices that are sure to inspire a lasting, healing recovery from pain in the lower back. I love this book!”
— Patricia Walden, author of The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Healthand renowned yoga teacher

“Uniquely practical and informative, this book will be of immediate value to anyone with a lower back. Owen & Lebowitz Rossi effortlessly integrate Western movement science with yogic wisdom, guiding the reader to overcome pain and disability, as well as cultivate mindfulness and resilience along the way. Highly recommended!”
— Chip Hartranft, PT, author, The Yoga-Sutra Of Patañjali: A New Translation With Commentary (Shambhala, 2003)

“This wise and practical book is full of helpful advice on relieving lower back pain. More than a cookbook approach, it offers a menu, showing how to choose — and when necessary modify — therapeutic yoga practices to fit your needs. Recommended for novices and seasoned practitioners alike.”
— Timothy McCall, M.D., Medical Editor, Yoga Journal, and author of Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing(Bantam)


“With its mixture of practice and theory, Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back is helpful both for yoga students with back pain and teachers who work with them.” — Baxter Bell, MD in Yoga Journal, October 2013
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Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back was mentioned in a roundup of new books on fresh approaches to health care published in the August 9, 2013 issue of Publishers Weekly.  
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