Back Pain Relief

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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Movement Principles, for Back /Neck Pain

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Back Pain Relief, Teaching Tips, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Movement Principles, for Back /Neck Pain

A Journey to Relieve Neck Pain. Each person has their own unique structural imbalances that lead to neck or back pain. Here are two examples of students with neck pain who recently attended my back class. They each have their own learning curve to understand the pain sensations from their body as messages. Let’s take a look. Example #1: Neck Spasms in the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle. The sternocleidomastoid muscle or SCM, are long anterior neck muscles that help us to turn and nod our head or lift our head when lying flat. They connect the sternum, clavicle, and mastoid process of the...

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Back Care Basics Series

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Back Pain Relief | 0 comments

Back Care Basics Series

I offer a six week series on Back Care Basics at One Center Yoga. Sessions are continual but new people are encouraged to begin at the six week point. The next six week session begins on Wednesday, December 7th and runs through January 11, 2017. Classes are from 5:30 – 7pm. Class Description This class guides students into poses that safely and effectively stretch and strengthen the back. Whether you are dealing with chronic back issues or a recent injury, this class can help you improve back function and reduce and heal back pain. This is an all levels class. Discover the many causes of...

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