Pain in Your Back, Hips, Knees, or Ankles During Yoga

To round out and complete our series on preventing and managing pain during your yoga practice we’ll talk about how to deal with issues in your lower body. Particularly I’m going to cover how to manage and prevent pain in your back, hips, knees, and ankles during yoga class. So, if any of you are struggling in these areas, keep reading! Continue reading Pain in Your Back, Hips, Knees, or Ankles During Yoga

Pain in Your Neck, Shoulders, Elbows, or Wrists During Yoga

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed how to manage and prevent pain in general during your yoga practice. But if you’re experiencing pain in specific body parts there’s things you can do! So, on to the specifics. What can you do if you’re experiencing pain in your neck, shoulders, elbows, or wrists during yoga class? Continue reading Pain in Your Neck, Shoulders, Elbows, or Wrists During Yoga

Adjust Your Asana: Preventing Pain in Your Yoga Practice (Part 2)

Last week we discussed how you can avoid injury and pain in yoga class. But some of those tips require asking your instructor for help or insight. So, this week let’s talk about a few things you can do to prevent pain in each asana until you are able to get the attention of your yoga instructor.

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How to Avoid Injury & Pain in Yoga Class

We’ve all heard it before, read about it everywhere and talked about it with physicians, family and friends. If it is true, that yoga is a great salve for the body, mind and soul, then why does my body hurt before, during and/or after class? Here’s a few tips for stopping and even preventing injury and pain during your yoga practice. Continue reading How to Avoid Injury & Pain in Yoga Class

When Mind Over Matter Becomes Dangerous

Picture this, you’re at your top physical game. You’ve just started your freshmen year of college as a Division I swimmer. You’re excited to represent your school and crank out an amazing year.

But about a month into your season, you begin to experience back pain. You chalk it up to harder practices, increased muscle, and great stress on your body so you push through. Pain is weakness leaving the body right? You wrap up your year with best times and an easy spot on the Conference Championship team.

Welcome back sophomore year! Hard practices yes, the drive to perform well yes, back pain…yes. And it’s worse. But you’re not a newbie anymore, you have to keep your varsity spot on the team so you continue on as normal.  You wrap up the year with little improvement, barely make the Conference Championship team and more pain. Continue reading When Mind Over Matter Becomes Dangerous