A Doctor Discovers Yoga for His Sciatic Back Pain

by Norm on March 4, 2013

in Back Pain, Hatha Yoga, Healing, Pain Reduction, Success Stories, Testimonials, Yoga

Dear Norman,

First of all, I never “believed” in the benefits of yoga.

Secondly, I could not quite understand my wife’s interest in it when she started the practice.

Thirdly, due to my sciatic back problems, I grew pretty desperate and decided that action is better than inaction, so I tried various exercise methods, even a chiropractor and physical therapy for a while, but nothing helped that much; only temporarily.

Then, we returned for our usual February in San Miguel de Allende, and we heard about your teaching, and she attended several classes and was greatly pleased at her results.

She suggested I come for some private instruction to heal my back, and, because of my fear that the sciatic problem would return to cause progressively more disability, I decided to invest in a series of private lessons with you.

This, I believe, has finally given me the confidence I needed to insure that the sciatica does not return!

I have all your videos, and noticed today when I was following along with your terrific “Heal Your Back — NOW!” DVD video that afterward I actually felt better, not only physically with my back, but my mood was elevated.

I asked my wife if this was usual, and she said that it was not only the usual result, but the expected one!

So, to put it succinctly, I am thrilled with my progress and with your kind and gentle teaching and patience with a rank beginner.

I hope to make yoga a part of my normal days’ activities, and we both hope to see you again as soon as possible.

Thank you very much for your help,


J.B., MD
Lexington, Kentucky and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico                                       Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 2:06 PM

P.S. If you desire to use this testimonial, please feel free as long as you use only my initials. Thanks again.

And thank you, Dr. J.B.. I know your testimony will inspire others to practice yoga and heal themselves.


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marilyn rush January 19, 2014 at 10:13 pm

I have sciatica and I have been doing your yoga for healing the back for several months now. It has helped me enormously with the pain. Usually I do this twice a day. Lots of times I do it when I wake up in the morning and then again before bedtime. I can go up stairs much better now. Before, I could barely do it and I have to do it every day since I live on a lower level. My walking has improved a lot. Thank you so much! I have even taught others how to do it.

Norm January 20, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Dear Marilyn,
Thank you very much for the feedback.

Every success story like yours inspires others to succeed with yoga, and inspires me to keep doing what I am doing.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I may serve you better,

Marilyn Rush December 27, 2014 at 7:50 pm

You helped me so much with my sciatica that I thought I would ask you about urinary incontinence. Is there a specific yoga exercise for that? Thank you so very much!

Norm December 28, 2014 at 8:49 pm

YES! Along with regular yoga practice, two techniques that I have taught to women to successfully reverse urinary incontinence, as well as slipped glands and organs, are Legs-Up-the-Wall pose and Kegel exercises. The Legs-Up-the-Wall pose is demonstrated and explained in my Heal Hemorrhoids and Constipation the Yoga Way.

I once helped a lady who had almost no control over her bladder at all. Medicine was not working anymore and she had a surgery scheduled to tack up her bladder. I had her spend a lot of time in the Leg-up=the-Wall pose to reverse the negative effects of gravity and help get her sagging organs and glands back into place. She practiced the Kegels in this position, while on the toilet, and at other times during her waking hours. Her bladder control kept improving until she no longer had a problem. When she returned to NY City and told her doctor she would not need the surgery, the doctor said, “That’s ridiculous. You can’t heal urinary incontinence with yoga. Get out of my office.”

Please let me know if I may help you further.

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