Back Pain Relief

Lessen Your Back Pain with Yoga and Walking

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Back Pain Relief | 2 comments

Lessen Your Back Pain with Yoga and Walking

I love yoga. I have studied, taught, and practiced yoga for over 35 years. I started my yoga journey because it was the best relief I found for my low back pain. I even wrote a book in 2016, Healing Our Backs with Yoga, reflecting my life’s work in order to share my gifts and knowledge to help others learn how to apply yoga effectively for the relief of back pain. Changing Lifestyles… As we go through life the demands, our habits and our activities change. For me, my fully active teaching schedule and duties as a business owner operating Asheville’s first yoga studio, gave...

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Stabilize the Sacrum Part 5: Core Strength

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Back Pain Relief, Sacral Stabilization Series, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Stabilize the Sacrum Part 5: Core Strength

Finding Your Core Core strength is important for all yoga practitioners and often overlooked. SI joint pain can often be traced to a weak core and pelvic floor. Everyone knows they need core tone, yet finding the best yoga moves to build that tone can be challenging. When we talk about core tone we need to consider the transverse abdominal muscle especially the section located in the space from just above the pubic bone to the navel. In order to tone our core we need to be able to draw the lower belly in and up without tipping of the pelvis or clamping down with our ribs. Ie: keep the rectus...

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Stretching Your Hamstrings is Bad?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Back Pain Relief, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Stretching Your Hamstrings is Bad?

Stretch or Strengthen Your Hamstrings? The Spirit of B.K.S. Iyengar must have somehow touched Michael Edwards, creator of Yoga Align when he wrote the article Stop Stretching Your Hamstrings, hosted by Huffington Post. Alignment in yoga is important for many reasons. I agree with the intent of his article, which is to shed light into a dark place in the understanding and practice of yoga where people overstretched their hamstrings, weakening the integrity of their structure. Having been trained in the Iyengar method, the source of alignment yoga, as well as having national recognition in my...

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Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Back Pain Relief, Teaching Tips, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis

You are invited to a special three hour workshop on Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis on April 29th, from 1 to 4 pm, at One Center Yoga. Who is this workshop for? This workshop is ideal if you experience hip pain that is often one sided, corresponding low back pain, or a catch in your ‘giddy-up’! Also excellent for hip differences from scoliosis or post-childbirth. The asymmetric pelvis is my specialty, as I have learned how to manage my own SI joint and hip asymmetries from a tailbone accident years ago and look forward to sharing my insights with all of you! Also, I have finished production...

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The Body Speaks Its Mind

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Articles, Back Pain Relief | 4 comments

The Body Speaks Its Mind

When Thought Manifests I love my students. They’re sincere hearts, their intelligence and education, their willingness to be present for continued healing and transformation. During the election season we all faced a challenge to our emotions and sense of safety. Many of us put in the extra effort to help get other citizens out to vote. All that was interesting enough, however the Monday yoga class following the election was most interesting to me. As a Back Care Specialist I am aware of how emotions play a role in back pain. It seems to make common sense, at least in the yoga world,...

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Healing Our Backs with Yoga in Florida Soon!

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Back Pain Relief, Book Events | 0 comments

Healing Our Backs with Yoga in Florida Soon!

Back Care Yoga in Florida Coming up soon! I will be taking my Healing Our Backs with Yoga class and presentation to Native Yoga Center in Juno Beach, Florida. Join me February 3 and 4. If you have been wishing you could study with me in Asheville but you are near Juno Beach, you want to sign up for this two session workshop at Native Yoga Center. On Friday evening from 6pm to 9 pm, I will present a lecture exploring the causes of back pain, the elements that hold it in place, and how a yogic approach to self-applied back care is beneficial. This presentation includes: • ways to understand...

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