I have been a student of Anusara yoga for many years, and have benefited from my practice in many ways, including most recently in helping relieve lower back pain.

Click HERE to watch a short (2 minute) video on a simple yoga pose —  the L pose supported by a chair or table — that will help with lower back discomfort, presented by John Friend, who is the founder of Anusara yoga.

If you are new to yoga, try this pose yourself by following the video, or better yet, try a yoga class yourself. I recommend finding a beginner series of a few classes to get you off to a solid and safe start. And don’t be shy about telling the instructor about any back pain or other issues you are having. A skilled teacher will be able to help you practice in a safe way.