What a pain in the… back … and how to manage it!

In a world where we spend so much of our time sitting at a desk, in the car or on the couch, it’s no wonder most of us experience some kind of non-specific musculoskeletal pain at some point.  As Yoga teacher, I hear a lot of complaints of pain and in particular, chronic low back pain. Just a little note: I have over 30 years of experience in managing my own back problem.

Continue reading “What a pain in the… back … and how to manage it!”

Improve your balance – try these standing poses

 

Do you recall the moment when you almost tripped on slightly uneven or even surface and you quickly recovered without falling?   It was your good balance and co-ordination which saved you from an injury. 

This blog is about a couple of standing poses, standing on one leg.  Regular practice of these will improve your balance, will strengthen your legs and ankles.  Continue reading “Improve your balance – try these standing poses”

Twists – to remove sluggishness and to energize the body

 

Do you feel irritable, sluggish, even depressed or anxious in the morning?

This could be due to the change of seasons, from winter to spring.  Yoga poses, especially twists are very beneficial as they move the energy around the body, they help to trim down, create space in the spine and also useful in the management of scoliosis. Continue reading “Twists – to remove sluggishness and to energize the body”

Yoga to boost your immune system

In Autumn (at the change of seasons) we are all prone to catching colds.  Sniffles, mild throat sore and coughs are typical for this time of the year.

What can we do to improve our chances to stay healthy/healthier? 

The answer is to include poses in our practice which are restorative and have a number of health benefits such as: open the chest,which helps with breathing, calming the mind, boosting the immune system by allowing the body to rest in a constructive way.

Staying grounded, mentally well is just as important as physical well-being.  Continue reading “Yoga to boost your immune system”