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Viniyoga Therapy for the Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders

by Gary Kraftsow - 150 Minutes

Live pain free-- this acclaimed and best-selling DVD offers gentle, simple, effective therapeutic yoga exercises to eliminate upper back pain and to restore vitality to your whole body. Join the many tens of thousands of people worldwide who were suffering from upper back pain and purchased this DVD and were rewarded by a strong healthy back. Get started now-- add these powerful easy-to-learn yoga practices to your daily regimen for total well-being!

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  • 2 1/2 hours
  • 1 DVD
  • NTSC
  • All Regions


Gentle • Accessible • Effective

Viniyoga Therapy for the Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders is based on Gary's book, Yoga for Wellness, and the protocol he developed for an National Institutes of Health research study that demonstrated the effectiveness of yoga therapy for treatment of back pain.*

The DVD includes a presentation on back pain, in-depth instruction on safely practicing the postures, and three complete therapeutic practices. Designed for everyone—even if you've never practiced yoga before!

Highlights from this DVD include:

  • • Presentation on Understanding Back Pain and the application of yoga therapy
  • • Technique Workshop on how to safely perform postures and movements
  • • Focused practice for Upper Back and Neck Therapy (22 minutes)
  • • Focused practice for Neck and Shoulder Therapy (32 minutes)
  • • Integrated practice for sustained upper back Strength and Stability (40 minutes)

Special features:

  • • English Subtitle option for all material
  • • Bonus MP3s of all practices for audio-only classes at home or on the go

*Annals of Internal Medicine, Dec. 2005

The Viniyoga Therapy DVD Collection

This series is a growing library of therapeutic DVDs designed by Gary Kraftsow to alleviate and heal some of the most widespread structural, physiological and psycho-emotional ailments. Current titles in this series also include:

Media Reviews

"Viniyoga master Gary Kraftsow developed protocols for a recent National Institutes of Health-sponsored study of treatment for back pain. This excellent two-DVD series is based on this work and on his 30 years of experience as a yoga therapist. Each video includes short but valuable explanations of the types and causes of back pain, as well as the goals of yoga therapy and a techniques workshop.

"One DVD focuses on the upper back, neck, and shoulders; the other, on the low back, sacrum, and hips. The detailed instruction, gentle repetitive movements, and focus on moving with awareness and the breath make these ideal practices for a wide range of people, including those who may not have pain but can benefit from strengthening and stabilizing their backs.”

-- Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine

"Gary Kraftsow... elevates the genre of yoga DVDs to a whole new level... Whether you endure back pain or not, these are some of the best yoga DVDs on the market."

-- FitYoga Magazine

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About Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow, the leading proponent of viniyoga therapy in the US, has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing, and personal transformation for 30 years. After studying in India with T.K.V. Desikachar and his father T. Krishnamacharya, Gary received a special diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris. In 1999 he founded the American Viniyoga Institute where he is currently director and senior teacher of the Institute's teacher and therapist trainings.

A graduate of Colgate University with a master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Gary has developed protocol for two National Institute of Health studies: “Evaluating Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain” and “Yoga Therapy for Generalized Anxiety.” He is the author of Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation, which incorporate not only asana practices but also pranayama, chanting, mantra, meditation, prayer, ritual, textual study, and Ayurvedic concepts.

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