Book Reviews for Healing our Backs with Yoga

Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP Associate Professor of Surgery (Retired); Eastern Virginia Medical School Fellow; American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM) and American College of Surgeons (ACS); President, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT); Chairman of Board, Life in Yoga Institute

In her new book Healing Our Backs with Yoga: An Essential Guide to Back Pain Relief Lillah A. Schwartz shares her long-time experience teaching and practicing Yoga Therapy to help people heal their chronic back pain. She offers a step-by-step approach to yoga poses specially developed to help people stretch, breathe, relax, and heal their backs. She describes self-applied back care, how to build range of motion and back strength, and finally how to stabilize the pelvic floor and sacrum for treating chronic back pain. This is a masterpiece book that should be an essential resource for yoga therapists, health care professionals, yoga practitioners and instructors, and all individuals with back issues, who will find themselves coming back to the text time and time again for deeper study and practice.



Forward for – “Healing our Backs with Yoga”

by Catherine Carrigan

Like many of Lillah Schwartz’s new yoga students, I had injured myself before I began studying and practicing with her. I had ripped the tendons and ligaments in my right shoulder through a series of unfortunate accidents. My right shoulder hurt so badly it was difficult to pick up my purse or walk my dog on a leash. Although I had practiced and taught yoga for 18 years at that point, I was not able to do a single down dog. Chatturanga was simply out of the question. Headstand, wheel, shoulderstand, forearm stand—these familiar poses felt like they were quickly about to become part of my past.

On top of the physical injury, I had gone through two years of unremitting life traumas, one right after the other with no pause to recover. I knew I needed to practice as much yoga as possible to repair my shoulder and restore my soul. That’s what brought me to the master healer Lillah Schwartz.

While rebalancing my shoulder in her class, I had the privilege of observing Lillah work her magic on every manner of serious structural injury—neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, hip pain, knee pain, foot pain. As a medical intuitive healer myself, I was delighted to discover myself in the company of a powerful woman who kindly guided regular folks—many of whom had never practiced yoga before—from suffering to inner peace.

After studying with Lillah, I was delighted to discover that I too could guide an injured person from agony to relief by showing them a short yoga sequence. If you have been suffering, please pay close attention. Many may hope to heal you, but it’s the true master teacher who can actually deliver on her good intentions.

Lillah Schwartz is the master teacher you have been searching and possibly praying for. I am thankful that my injured shoulder led me to Lillah and grateful for all the wisdom she generously shares in this wonderful book that you now hold in your hands.


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Catherine Carrigan is a medical intuitive healer and four-time Amazon No. 1 Best Selling Author of What Is Healing?, Awaken Your Intuitive Power for Health, Happiness and Unlimited Energy Now, Banish the Blues, and Unlimited Intuition NOW. She integrates the very best in fitness, nutrition, and natural healing to empower you to achieve exceptional levels of health and well-being.


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