We all want a good nights sleep. But, there are other reasons to practice Yoga before (even in) bed! 1. Yoga calms the mind. If you are like me, night time is the perfect time to remember the laundry in the dryer or worry about your retirement funds. Even 10 minutes of breathing in a…… Continue reading 5 benefits of Yoga before (or in ) bed
Apanasana (Knees to Chest) has a variety of benefits. And it’s more than just back relief. Here’s a few reasons to spend some time in this therapeutic Asana: Relieves digestive discomforts Eliminates gas (yep!) Soothing for CD and UC sufferers Calms Anxiety Lifts mood Relieves constipation Stabilizes the hips and lower back Relieves low back…… Continue reading Apanasana for well being, In more ways than one.
Yoga heals. There is absolutely no disputing this. But, Yoga is not literal magic. Nor is it medicine. All of the Yoga in the world can’t always counter the physical requirements of life. My back blew out on me on Sunday night. My already existing herniations put me down. Literally. I spent all…… Continue reading Practice what you Preach
Release compression and tension in the entire back with this simply explained wall sequence… Legs up the wall Lay flat on your mat. Scoot as close as possible to the wall. Place the feet on the wall and lift the backside upward. Use the arms to slide your upper body and rear toward the wall…… Continue reading Release the back with this wall sequence
Most of my adult life has been manual labor. Ranching, Farms, Shoving Round Bales off trucks. I even worked at a dog track, lifting 40 – 80 lb dogs in and out of kennel trucks over and over. Not to mention several kids to tote around and one serious (horse related) back injury in…… Continue reading Yoga for Disc Slip and Herniation
It doesn’t matter if you are suffering from bad posture, chronic pain or trying to free the chest for more meaningful expressions of Asana…healthy and elastic chest and shoulders is crucial for your quality of life. Below are 3 ways you can use Yoga Blocks (or books) to free the chest and shoulders. Childs Pose…… Continue reading Advance your practice and relieve shoulder pain with Yoga Blocks