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Find support, learn healing techniques, & develop back strength & flexibility.
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Back Care Products


  Backbending Bench Kit click here to orderClick here to order
Price: $695.00
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Heartblock

Not a dinosaur, not a giraffe...it's a

Heartblock
by Yoga Props®
Effective, Gorgeous and Durable!

Stretches chest; extends upper spine; counteracts humpback;
deepens breathing; relieves menstrual cramps, constipation;
stimulates kidney function.

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The Heartblock fits between your shoulderblades, so it functions as a fulcrum.
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The right side of your chest falls toward the floor on the right; the left side of your chest falls toward the floor on the left.  Your chest opens wide from side to side.
Our Heartblock and Heartbench have the same profile. But the Heartblock creates a more intense stretch than the Heartbench because it opens your chest in two directions.

The Heartblock is a fulcrum over which your ribcage and shoulders can open. By pressing your upper spine into the center of your body, the Heartblock stretches your chest lengthwise, from neck to navel. Since the Heartblock is less than 4" wide, it fits between your shoulder blades, so your chest also opens from side to side.

These chest stretches will deepen your breathing, soothe stress, cultivate lung tissue elasticity, optimize metabolism, develop spinal flexibility and counteract humpback (but probably won't ensure eternal life).

The Heartblock also stretches, tones and nourishes your abdominal organs, relieves menstrual cramps and constipation, and stimulates kidney circulation, just like the Heartbench. We round all of the edges and sand it smooth so it is a pleasure to touch and behold.

We make a High Heartblock and a Low Heartblock. We recommend that you order the Low Heartblock, unless your spine is very flexible. Please call TOLL FREE 888/856-9642 if you want to talk with us about which is best for you. Each Heartblock costs $275.

Both the High and Low Heartblocks are made of solid mahogany and include the Heartblock Usage Guide,  that explains how to use and care for the Heartblock.


Because each piece is hand-crafted, this item is sometimes backordered and must be built for your order. A non-refundable 50% deposit will be charged upon order, balance charged when we ship. The backbending bench is oversized; we will contact you with the exact shipping price.
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You can speak about our yoga equipment with a REAL LIVE knowledgeable and friendly person if you phone TOLL FREE 888/856-9642 between noon and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Or email service@YogaProps.com


Kay & Ruth, Co-Owners of Yoga Props®
“We practice and teach yoga, care about our customers, and understand our products. Please call or write to us with your questions about yoga equipment."

Serving the yoga community since 1979!
Still More Feedback From Customers:
I am glad that I trusted in the recommendation
of a yoga professional and bought from Yoga Props. Thank you !!!
G.B.

We will happily &  promptly answer your questions about our Heartblock or other yoga equipment.
Phone toll free 888/856-9642 or email service@YogaProps.com .


We wish you good health, happy stretching and deep peace



  Heartblock (high) click here to orderClick here to order
Price: $275.00
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  Heartblock (low) click here to orderClick here to order
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Heartbench

Increasing spinal flexibility can be a pleasure!

Heartbench
by Yoga Props®
Effective, Gorgeous and Simple!

Stretches chest; extends upper spine; counteracts humpback;
deepens breathing; relieves menstrual cramps, constipation;
stimulates kidney circulation.

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The Heartbench  relieves chest tightness and counteracts humpback by pressing the vertebrae of your upper spine toward the center of your body. When you lie on the Heartbench, your chest expands, your breathing deepens and your spine extends. It is a superb support for deep breathing, stress reduction and relaxation.
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This pose stretches her inner thighs  & creates a lateral stretch of her abdominal organs as the Heartbench extends her upper spine.
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This position increases blood flow around her thyroid gland and  helps to relieve constipation.
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This position stretches the muscles on the fronts of her thighs as the Heartbench stretches her chest.
You can recline with your hips on the floor, or you can invert on the Heartbench. When you invert -- with your shoulders on the floor and your hips on the bench -- the most intense stretch occurs in your chest. When you lie with your hips on the floor and your shoulders on the bench, the most intense stretch occurs in your abdomen. Stretching your abdominal organs will tone and nourish them through better blood circulation.  Abdominal stretching is also an excellent way to relieve menstrual cramps, constipation and abdominal tension.

You can place your legs in many different positions. Each pose stretches different abdominal organs, hip muscles and leg muscles.


By applying gentle pressure to your kidneys, the Heartbench stimulates the function of these vital cleansing organs.

We construct our Heartbench with pocket dovetails for stability and beauty (see photo above). We round round all edges, sand all surfaces and polish the Heartbench so it looks beautiful and feels great!

Heartbenches are available as Kits or Pre-Assembled and Finished.

Kit ($195): When you by a Kit, you receive assembly directions and all materials we would use to complete it. You can assemble your Kit within an hour, then take 2 - 5 hours sanding and polishing it. Neither special tools nor prior woodworking experience is necessary.

Assembled and Finished Heartbenches ($295): Finished Heartbenches are completely sanded and beautifully finished with a natural, plant-based protective polish.

Both the Kit and the Pre-Assembled and Finished Heartbench are made of solid mahogany and include the Heartbench Usage Guide,  that explains how to use and care for the Heartbench.
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The Heartbench and Heartblock have the same profile. Because the Heartblock fits between your shoulderblades, your chest opens from side to side as well as from neck to navel.


Because each piece is hand-crafted, this item is sometimes backordered and must be built for your order. A non-refundable 50% deposit will be charged upon order, balance charged when we ship.
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You can speak about our yoga equipment with a REAL LIVE knowledgeable and friendly person if you phone TOLL FREE 888/856-9642 between noon and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Or email service@YogaProps.com


Kay & Ruth, Co-Owners of Yoga Props®
“We practice and teach yoga, care about our customers, and understand our products. Please call or write to us with your questions about yoga equipment."

Serving the yoga community since 1979!
Still More Feedback From Customers:
I am glad that I trusted in the recommendation
of a yoga professional and bought from Yoga Props. Thank you !!!
G.B.

We will happily &  promptly answer your questions about our Heartbench or other yoga equipment.
Phone toll free 888/856-9642 or email service@YogaProps.com .


We wish you good health, happy stretching and deep peace



  Heartbench click here to orderClick here to order
Price: $295.00
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Shoulderstand Bench
Shoulderstand Bench
by Yoga Props®
Effective, Beautiful and Durable!

Supports you in Shoulderstand; creates inverted traction;
relieves low back, neck and shoulder tension.

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Our Shoulderstand Bench helps you do the Shoulderstand with only 20% of your weight on your neck and shoulders. The Bench lifts your body so that you hang from your thighs, as gravity pulls your spine into traction. As the Shoulderstand Bench lifts you, the back of your head rotates toward your spine, easing strain on your neck muscles.

A supported Shoulderstand will ease many kinds of back, neck and shoulder tension as it creates a deep stretch of your spinal, chest neck and shoulder muscles, and rests your abdominal organs from gravity's continual pull.

The Shoulderstand Bench comes equipped with height-adjusters that elevate it 2", so it accommadates people of different sizes.

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One pair of Sandbags anchors her thighs so that she hangs securely in traction; the other pair presses her arms into the Shoulderstand Lift, intensifying the stretch of her shoulder and chest.

Our Shoulderstand Bench is built of solid mahogany, and features dovetail joinery that makes it gorgeous and durable. The Bench is carefully sanded, then finished with a natural plant-based protective polish. The Shoulderstand Bench Usage Guide is included. Please note: This Bench works well with our Shoulderstand Lift.


Because each piece is hand-crafted, this item is sometimes backordered and must be built for your order. A non-refundable 50% deposit will be charged upon order, balance charged when we ship.
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You can speak about our yoga equipment with a REAL LIVE knowledgeable and friendly person if you phone TOLL FREE 888/856-9642 between noon and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Or email service@YogaProps.com


Kay & Ruth, Co-Owners of Yoga Props®
"We practice and teach yoga, care about our customers, and understand our products. Please call or write to us with your questions about yoga equipment."

Serving the yoga community since 1979!
Still More Feedback From Customers:
"Everything I have ordered from you has arrived perfectly and are great products. (Your bolsters 
are wonderful!) I am re-ordering from you and recommending you to my friends. Thanks!" G.B.

We will happily &  promptly answer your questions about our Shoulderstand Bench
 or other yoga equipment.
Phone toll free 888/856-9642 or email service@YogaProps.com .


We wish you good health, happy stretching and deep peace



  Shoulderstand Bench click here to orderClick here to order
Price: $375.00
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  Inversion Sling (10' - 12') click here to orderClick here to order
Price: $150.00
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Back Care Basics Schatz
Back Care Basics
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by Mary Schatz, M.D.


This book is a practical, effective, extremely competent guide to relieving back and neck pain. Schatz teaches diagnostic exercises that help you discover the cause of your pain. She then helps you develop a custom yoga routine for relief of your specific problem.

Paper, 248 pages. $22

Click here for a description of our back care videos and CDs,
       Your Freedom from Back Pain (Video Cassette);
       Relief from Neck and Shoulder Pain (Video Cassette);
       Release Back Pain (CD).

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  Back Care Basics (book) click here to orderClick here to order
Price: $22.00
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Schwartz Your Freedom from Back Pain
(Video Cassette)
Your Freedom from Back Pain:
A Self-Help Approach
(Video Cassette)

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

by Lillah Schwartz

Clear, Competent, Safe, Thoughtful Instruction
Not Aerobic
Not Strenuous
Beginner - Intermediate

Have you accepted back pain as an inevitable part of existence? Before you do, try this program! It teaches yoga poses that stretch and strengthen every muscle that affects back comfort.

In this program, Lillah demonstrates a daily routine that will give you a stronger, healthier back. She guides you through a series of twelve exercises that help relieve back pain. Lillah demonstrates pose alignment and execution. She also explains pain management, the correction of common errors, and specific back problems.

This program includes 60 minutes of instruction, plus 30 minutes of guided practice. Instruction is clear, and the routine is intelligent, safe and helpful.

90 minutes.

Also available in DVD format.

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  Your Freedom from Back Pain VHS click here to orderClick here to order
Price: $160.00
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Gach Release Back Pain CD
Release Back Pain (CD)
by Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D.
Clear, excellent instruction.
Practical, and effective.

Release Back Pain audio CD offers relief through simple flexibility exercises and self-acupressure that alleviate pain by gently stretching your back muscles and supporting your spine. This series of exercises and techniques can be practiced anywhere, any time.

Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D. is the founder of the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has practiced acupressure for more than 30 years.

1 CD, 1 hour.

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  Release Back Pain CD click here to orderClick here to order
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  Yoga Mat Carrying Bag click here to orderClick here to order
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Kest Spinal Strengthening (CD)
Bryan Kest's Spinal Strengthening -- Bootleg CD
Excellent Instruction     Mildly Aerobic     Moderately Strenuous      Beginner/Experienced Beginner/Intermediate
This product is no longer available.

This audio CD is a well-rounded, flowing yoga class devoted to strengthening your spine and the surrounding muscles. For nearly 10 years, Bryan has been using yoga to help his students care for their back problems. This program includes the fruit of his work. The invigorating sequence will enhance the flexibility and strength of your spine, no matter what your level of experience. Bryan's instruction is clear and thoughtful. The CD comes with a booklet including extensive written instructions to accompany the audio recording, and photographs of Bryan and Anya in more than 100 poses. The booklet is 8" x 8" and spiral bound.

This program includes the following poses: ~ Child's Pose ~ Downward Facing Dog ~ Spinal Balancing, ~ Upper Push Up ~ Cobra ~ Side Arm Balances ~ Head to Knee Pose ~ Seated Virasana and Reclining Virasana ~ Sitting Leg Spread ~ Upavistha Konasana ~ Table Pose, Extended Table Pose ~ Baddha Konasana ~ Seated Forward Bend ~ Boat, Reverse Boat ~ Upward Bow ~ Modified Camel ~ Lateral Side Stretch ~ Toe Tuck Camel ~ Toe Tuck Balance ~ Toe Tuck Shoulder Stretch ~ Standing Shoulder Stretch ~ Modified Inverted Vertical Splits ~ Half Moon Pose ~ Bent Knee Balance and Bent Knee Balance with Arms Like Wings ~ Airplane Pose ~ Inverted Vertical Splits ~ Standing Forward Bend ~ Reclining Pigeon ~ Reclining Deep Hip Stretch ~ Reclining Spread Leg Stretch ~ Reclining Hamstring Stretch ~ Shoulderstand ~ Plow ~ Lateral Neck Stretch ~ Neck Circles ~ Reclining Spinal Twist


90 minutes, 8 tracks.

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  Spinal Strengthening CD click here to orderClick here to order
Price: $926.00
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Neck Roll
Neckroll

Suppots the natural curve of your neck.
  • 100% cotton cover.
  • Filled with buckwheat hulls.
  • Lightweight.
  • Cover can be laundered in your machines.
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Our Neckroll supports the natural curve of your neck, & provides gentle yet firm pressure at the base of your skull. It has a removable cover that you can wash & dry in your machines. The cover is made of a richly colored heavy cotton twill. We fill our Neckroll with  buckwheat hulls.

Dimensions: 15" long x 4" diameter
Colors:  Navy, Green, Wine, Black

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Kay & Ruth, Co-Owners of Yoga Props®
“We practice and teach yoga, care about our customers, and understand our products. Please call or write to us with your questions about yoga equipment."

Serving the yoga community since 1979!

You can speak about our yoga equipment with a REAL LIVE knowledgeable & friendly person if you phone 415/285-9642 between noon and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Or email service@YogaProps.com


  Neckroll click here to orderClick here to order
Price: $30.00
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