Back Pain Relief with a Chair

I taught a few back pain relieving poses in a chair last week for one of my classes at The Yoga Circle Inverness.  Here are pictures of some of the poses we did, per request of the students who attended. 

Malasana in chair

Pasasana in chair

Bharadvajasana in chair

Paschimottanasana in chair: sit on edge of seat, grip seat with hands, fold at hips until you feel a stretch in your hamstrings. 

Standing Maricyasana with chair

Virabhadrasana I, front foot on chair to emphasize control with the back leg. 

Chair Downward Facing Dog

 Upward Facing Dog, hands on chair

Supta Padangusthasana 

Hug knees, then savasana