Author and yoga instructor Lillah Schwartz is known by appreciative students across the country as “the queen of alignment.” She has trained for 35 years with numerous instructors, including BKS Iyengar, Aadil Palkhivala, Eric Small, and Mathew Sanford.  She pioneered the Iyengar method in North Carolina from 1981- 2009. Lillah brings the science and spirit of yoga wisdom to thousands who have become pain-free from her alignment-based instruction.

Through her popular DVDs, “Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis,” “Yoga: Your Freedom from Back Pain,” and “Yoga: Relief from Neck and Shoulder Pain,” Lillah brings the essence of alignment-based Yoga Wisdom home in a practical, safe and unique way. Recommended by Dr. Andrew Weil, Prevention Magazine, and Yoga Journal, Booklist calls the DVDs “an excellent resource for beginning yoga enthusiasts.” 

In her new book, Healing Our Backs with Yoga, Lillah clearly explains movement principles, basic anatomy, breath awareness, and the central elements of alignment-based yoga to help one uncover their own healing potential of moving toward back pain relief. Step-by-step instructions with 285 color photos, explanations, hints, and cautions help the reader perform simple and powerful poses aimed at healing the back. This transformative book is designed to be enjoyed by everyone— from first time yoga practitioners to seasoned yoga instructors. In it, the reader will learn the most effective yoga poses in 22 time-tested sequences to unlock the natural healing capabilities of the body.

“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.” —Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP Associate Professor of Surgery (Retired), President, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)