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SkinnyMs. is a website dedicated to helping women live a healthier, happier lifestyle. In a recent article entitled "7 Soothing Yoga Positions for Lower Back Pain", they reached out first and foremost to Heather Jeffcoat for her valuable insights into yoga's role in reducing lower back pain.

The article opens with two direct quotes from Heather:

It’s about more than the back muscles

We asked the experts for their opinions on stretching for relieving lower back pain, and we received some great insight. Doctor of Physical Therapy, Heather Jeffcoat, had this to say:

The best stretches are ones that stretch not just directly over the lower back, but also get to surrounding structures. Since our bodies move in many planes of motion, it is important to not just do stretches that are “forward,” but also that are “forwards and with rotation,” which stretches muscle and fascia more efficiently together.”

She recommended a standing modified Pigeon Pose as an example, which is number 4 on our list, below. She continued,

By adding this rotational component, you get a deeper and more effective stretch that incorporates the low back and gluteal muscles and takes into account fascial lines as well. Once the patient improves their mobility with this stretch, we can move to a more traditional pigeon pose on the floor, that add’s the hip flexor stretch.

The full article can be found here.

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      As someone who suffered the debilitating physical and emotional effects of vaginismus (as well as a complicated history of back injuries) for more than 15 years, I thought a "normal" life was just a fantasy. Then I found Heather.

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      After having my second baby via C-section I searched for months to try to find help for my lower back pain and separated abdominal muscles. I finally came across Heather Jeffcoat via a mommy blog. I reached out to her via email and set my first appointment. My first appointment went amazing … she listened to what my symptoms, check my separation and explained to me in detail what the next steps would be. Not only did my abdominal separation go from 3 to about 1 -1/2 but my back has pain has...

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