back pain

If you’re suffering from back pain, you’re not alone. Between 50 and 80 percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. (1)

It’s estimated that 97 percent of cases of back pain are mechanical in nature, (2) meaning that the pain is a result of abnormal stresses placed on the spine, its supporting structure, or the muscles and connective tissues of the back. The good news is that mechanical back pain is typically caused by habitual posture and movement, and as we’ll discuss below, is preventable.

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Yoga for Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain – Healing the Mid-Back Core

Is neck pain the new back pain? Neck pain is now the fourth leading cause of years lost to disability, according to a 2010 study by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. We spend hours a day hunched... Read more
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Forward Head Posture: 8 Yoga Stretches to Help Alleviate Text Neck Pain

Most of us spend a whole lot of time on our devices. Unless we’ve made a commitment to maintaining healthy posture—including not tilting our heads forward—we can end up with the 21st-century malady, “text neck... Read more
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Pain in the Neck: 6 Yoga Poses to Nurture Your Neck and Shoulders

When I first began my yoga practice, I was still in the “no pain, no gain” mentality from my years teaching high-impact aerobics. That attitude, combined with my frustration trying to kick up into Sirsasana (... Read more

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4 Keys to Relieving Back Pain Relief with Therapeutic Yoga

If you are a chronic back pain sufferer, you are not alone! It’s a leading cause of disability worldwide. The good news is that in most cases therapeutic yoga can help decrease pain and protect your back from... Read more
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Neck Pain from Texting? Yoga Can Help!

As I near the fifth decade of my life, I am becoming more and more aware of my body and its vulnerabilities. Surprisingly, I’ve begun to notice this vulnerability when texting. We’ve all been there: casually... Read more

Fight Joint Inflammation: How Natural Supplements and Yoga Practice Can Alleviate Pain

So many people who practice and teach yoga suffer from pain. The good news is that pain is optional; what it takes to get pain-free is simply a basic understanding. Which is … Western Medicine’s Approach to... Read more

Yoga for Fibromyalgia: Soothing Practices to Relieve Pain

Individuals who are living with fibromyalgia may experience a myriad of symptoms, including widespread musculoskeletal pain, sleep challenges, memory problems, mood instability, headaches, and fatigue. These... Read more

Low Back Pain or Sacroiliac Joint Pain? How to Tell the Difference and Why It Matters

Low back pain can have many origins, and knowing what’s causing the issue can be an important first step in relieving it. Indeed, sometimes low back pain may have nothing to do with the lumbar spine, but... Read more

The Fibromyalgia Epidemic: 5 Ways to Heal Chronic Fatigue and Pain

Do you feel exhausted, achy, with brain fog, and can’t sleep? This combination suggests that you have a severe energy crisis called fibromyalgia that caused you to trip a brain circuit breaker called the... Read more

Is Sitting Causing You Back Pain? 6 Harmful Posture Mistakes to Avoid

According to a study published in 2013 by the Mayo Clinic, back pain is the third most common cause of doctor visits in the United States. And according to American Family Physician, only 25 to 30 percent of... Read more