The BackMitra is the best friend of my spine and all my friends and students absolutely love it! For me personally it was incredible discovery. Being diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis 10 years before, the quality of my everyday life is pretty hard sometimes. When my shoulder joints are inflamed, the only relief I can get immediately is to rest my back on the BackMitra. Also practicing daily on it helps me to prevent the range of motion loss which happens usually for people with RA. I teach BackMitra for 4 years in regular Yoga classes, BackMitra classes, workshops and private therapeutic sessions. The feedback from the students is very impressive every time. They enjoy great improvement in their posture, relieving pain and tension in the upper back, reducing chronic pain in shoulders and neck area, healthier lower back and hips and much more. Working with professional athletes had also a great results in post-training rehab part. My husband is a professional goal keeper and the BackMitra has helped him a lot to release the tension from the body before and after training or game, and also to gain greater shoulder & spine mobility which is super important for goal keepers. Every time I see the serene face of a student or friend lying on the BackMitra and feeling the unique effect of that tool... I am happy for being able to share the magic! Thanks to the BackMitra team and creators! Thank you Guy Hamaekers! See you in Athens!
The BackMitra workshop I attended was a unique experience. The teacher, Guy Hamaekers, allowed us a lot of space to go deeply into ourselves and unblock tensions. His way of teaching and the practices he showed us were gentle and meaningful! The BackMitra is a very useful tool for every yoga practitioner and every yoga teacher.
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After a friend recommended the BackMitra to me I was a bit skeptical - how was a foam strip going to help relief the tension in my back? But after using it for just 10 minutes each day I really start to feel an improvement in my posture, shoulders and lower back. I work in an office all day, so it feels great to just lie down and feel the tension in my back gradually disappear. Highly recommended to everyone who feels their posture and back need a little help!
An excellent tool for therapeutic and restorative work for the back and spine!! An effective way to relax your back, shoulders, mobilize vertebrae, and become aware of your spine. Very simple and efficient, easy to store and take with you to all the places where you want to go. A great gift for your health and well-being.
An absolutely must have for all people concerned about a healthy spine! Whether you are an office-worker struggling with back pain or a professional athlete looking for relaxation of back muscles. It has helped me a great deal and served as an important tool in mobilizing my shoulder, releasing the constant trapezius muscle contraction and relieving me from back pain.
Excellent! Has made me feel the most comfortable in my body that I have felt since I was a child. Really sorts my posture out after a long session gardening or on the computer. One could think it's kind of expensive just for a bit of foam until you realize how much it actually helps your back, like nothing else I've experienced, then it is absolutely worth every penny. Everyone should get one!!
After many years I started with yoga again, a few weeks ago in Mexico and there the first time I worked with the BackMitra. I love it!!! The service was perfect, thanks a lot!
Regardless of the style or school of yoga you practice, the use of the Backmitra enhances your capacity to relax the muscles of the upper back, neck and shoulders. Practicing the poses without tension enhances the effects of the practice. If you don't practice yoga, the use of this prop will correct postural misalignment, tension and chronic pain resulting from sitting too much, a sedentary life style, heavy computer use and reoccurring and existing injuries.
Excellent! Using it daily with my exercises. My wife notices my shoulders getting more straight.
I just introduced my parents (mid-70s) to the BackMitra and they’re so impressed they’re going to order one. My mom has a rounded upper back and so we needed to use a pillow for her comfort. I didn’t realize you’d developed an actual BackMitra Pillow – it’s perfect! A regular pillow was too wobbly, and this looks like it will be exactly what’s needed to give her proper relaxation and extension. Thanks for all you do, and all you’ve done, to make the world a better place.
I picked up my back mitra at the post office and love it... I really appreciate your words and the cute little hummus recipe. I have already got so much out of it on the weekend and I feel it will be such a good investment. I have an office job and using this when I go home brings me a lot of relief and a great release. Also having Alex here in Brisbane to teach and guide me with other uses on top of the brochure and online material is so very helpful.