Gill solberg core strengthening mistakes

Core strengthening is one of those fitness goals that we all know we should be doing more of. Core strength is essential to keep us functional and mobile throughout life, and is said to help prevent low back pain.

But did you know that many people go about core strengthening the wrong way? And worse, did you know that when core strength training isn’t done in the right way, it can prove more harmful than helpful?

The Top Reason for Wrist Pain (and 5 Other Common Causes)

One of my former yoga students works for Intel. Some time ago he developed sharp wrist pain that made it very difficult for him to type and use a computer mouse. As soon as his company got a wind of it he was... Read more

New Perspectives on Back Pain: Does the Thoracolumbar Fascia (TLF) Hold the Key to Healing?

If you’ve ever had an aching low back, you’re keenly familiar with how painful it can be. Though we often point to tight muscles or disc problems as the source of pain, new insights into the fascia are revolutionizing how we think about back pain. This is great news for the 20-30% of us suffering from low back pain at any given time. Read more

6 Yoga Poses for Achy Feet

Whether it’s a night on the town in high heels, a trail run in new running shoes or an afternoon walking the flea market in flip-flops, our feet take quite the pounding every day. A study done by Z-Tech Shoe... Read more

Understanding Your Sciatic Nerve Pain

Oh my sciatica! A common form of leg pain, sciatica, has become a general termed used to describe any type of discomfort or neurological symptoms, including sharp pain, throbbing, burning, tingling, weakness... Read more

Stabilizing the Sacroiliac Joint: The Piriformis Muscle in Yoga

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then what is an animated video worth? In this blog post we look beneath the skin to see what happens with the piriformis muscle in Reverse Pigeon Pose and provide an... Read more

4 Reasons for Back Pain and How Yoga Can Help

Back pain may limit your ability to participate in any activity, including yoga. If you injured your back in yoga, why didn’t the person next to you also get hurt? Why do some people heal fast and others do... Read more