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.

7 Ways Yoga Keeps Chronic Pain from Wearing You Down

Just today, I met with one of my students for a private yoga session to address her continued experience of chronic pain. For this student, a combination of age-related changes to her spine and musculoskeletal... Read more

New Research Review Highlights Yoga's Benefits for Arthritis, Back Pain and Other Pain Conditions

A great deal of yoga research has focused on pain syndromes including arthritis, neck and back pain, headaches, and the underlying mechanisms of pain reduction in yoga. According to a new, comprehensive review... Read more

Living With Chronic Pain: Pain Cure or Pain Management?

I think the subject of this post is the singularly most important yet neglected topic in chronic pain research today. When is it time to say, “All this looking at pain cure, or reducing your pain isn’t working... Read more

Yoga for Headaches: 3 Ways to Use the Foam Roller to Release Tension

Tension, or stress, headaches are by far the most common types of headaches—affecting 30 to 80 percent of adults in the U.S. while three percent (the majority of them women) suffer from chronic daily tension... Read more

Save Your Wrists in Yoga Practice

The wrist is one of the most delicate joints in the body. I remind my students at least once a week that the human body has evolved to walk upright, freeing the wrists and hands from clomping around on all... Read more

Yoga for Arthritis - 8 Tips to Help You Relieve Symptoms and Stay Active

After years of teaching high-impact aerobics, I found myself in the office of an orthopedic surgeon discussing knee surgery. I was frustrated and scared and told my doctor it wasn’t fair because I’d always... Read more