Article by Glen wood – The Yoga Teacher
Knee And Back Pain with the Help of Yoga Part 3
Jean started practicing yoga in 1990, in part, to relieve back pain that she had since the age of 11. Yoga gave temporary relief, but the pain always returned. She also tried massage, chiropractic and physical therapy, with no lasting results. In 2002, she walked, into the Balance Centre for the first time and experienced immediate relief from her chronic low back pain. Jean was hooked and stayed on to take classes, eventually completing the 2 years Teachers’ Training program. She now teaches Foundations, yoga, privates and is the CEO for the Balance Centre.
Sarno proposes that TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome) is the major cause of pain in the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks, and limbs, and that it is caused not by structural abnormalities but by the mind’s effort to repress emotions. Not that the pain is all in your head, but rather that your mind is generating a real physical disorder that may affect muscles, nerves, tendons, or ligaments. An injury may trigger the disorder, but isn’t the true cause of the the resulting pain. The mind refocuses its repressed emotion into the body generating pain in your muscles, nerves, tendons, or ligaments.
In these pages you will find all the information you need to reduce lower back pain with special yoga exercises for back problems. Perhaps even heal your lower back completely.
Not sure if your posture is on point? Check it out by standing in front of a full-length mirror, and assume your usual stance. Don’t be surprised if your shoulders round and fall forward as your pelvis rotates back. If you pull your shoulders back and tuck your pelvis forward, you will immediately add one inch to your height. Turn sideways and repeat. Ideally, there should be a straight line from the ear, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. You can also obtain a high-tech posture analysis at a physical therapy and spine centre for about 0.
Remember most important rule in practicing yoga posture is that any sligh test pai n is indication from you body that something is wrong and come out of it. If starting yoga practice, it is strongly recommended that you begin in presence of qualified yoga teacher and do listen to your doctor’s advice. Some health care professionals are really open to yoga, some are not, so keep an open mind.
Treatments for Scoliosis include the use of braces or sometimes, surgery. Others try electrical muscle stimulation, chiropractic manipulation and exercise. Though exercise cannot stop Scoliosis alone but it can help in promoting overall health and well-being.
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Glen Wood – The Yoga Teacher, dedicated to unlocking the Real Secrets of Back and Shoulder Pain.To help you further with your shoulder/back pain you need to sign up for your FREE “Yoga and You” report at http://www.YogaTeachingwithGlen.com