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?

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

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
Si Joint issues

Yoga for Back Pain: Tips for Maintaining SI Joint Health

I must admit: before I started my Viniyoga teacher training, I’ve never heard of sacrum issues. Sure, I knew what the sacrum was, but my first teacher training program never talked about it, my students never... Read more

Yoga for Back Pain: Are Your Tech Devices Ruining Your Posture?

Tech devices are here to stay, but increasing evidence shows they can also wreak havoc on your body and lead to serious back pain issues. Physical therapist and yoga teacher Stefanie Foster offers insights... Read more

How Yoga Can Help Back Pain (and 3 Poses to Try)

I’ve recently had a private client who has a diagnosed spinal condition, making it necessary for me to significantly modify my instruction for him. Even so, the amount of additional length in his spine that... Read more