The spine is complex and essential. Millions of people suffer from back pain. In this book we are focusing primarily on the functions and dysfunctions of the lumbar and sacral regions of the spine (lower back). Our hope for this book is for it to be a guide in understanding basic anatomy of the lower back, and to provide you with a roadmap to help you realize whole-body integration. By incorporating breathing, meditation, and therapeutic techniques, you can restore strength and mobility to live a comfortable, healthy life. So let the following pages help educate and assist you as you rebuild a healthy spine, a healthy lifestyle -- an overall healthy YOU! And never forget, be kind to yourself and your body.