Whenever a student of mine complains of wrist pain, the first question I ask is: “Do you type a lot?” If the answer is yes, I ask them to show me how they do it. More often than not their hand position looks like one of the images below.
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
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
One of the most common complaints for beginning yoga students is that their wrists hurt when doing yoga. And no wonder: The wrist is one of the most delicate joints in the body. I remind my students at least... Read more
Yoga stress management practices, including meditation, focused relaxation, and relaxing asanas, help manage stress, which can have a feedback effect on improving pain. Yoga (asanas, meditation, and pranayama... Read more
You know that your heart, organs and lungs are critical for your health. But your neck?! In fact, the neck is a delicate part of the body, and when neck health is compromised, it can affect you in many ways... Read more
The therapeutic benefits of Hatha yoga arise from whole body energetic balancing combined with distinct biomechanical adjustments. In this post we focus on the plantar fascia of the foot and examine the most... Read more