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.

yoga for neck pain

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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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

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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

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

Yoga for Back Pain: Restoring Balance and Wholeness

If you have ever suffered from back pain, you know what a painful and even debilitating experience it can be. An estimated four out of five people will experience back pain at one point in their life, so not... Read more
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Yoga for Healthy Wrists: Research Confirms Yoga is Effective for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

As a neuroscience researcher, I have been involved in bench work activities for more than two decades. Routine laboratory work involves repetitive hand movements, tissue homogenization using handheld... Read more
yoga for chronic pain

Chronic Pain: 4 Steps to Breathing into Discomfort

Some days when I begin my yoga practice I can feel the entire physical history of my body: here is that neck tension from staring at the computer all day yesterday, and here is that old hamstring injury from... Read more

Yoga to Develop Your Awareness: Distinguishing between Pain and Sensation

Your brain interprets your bodily sensations based on context and experience. If you feel a rumbling sensation in your stomach and it’s almost dinnertime, you interpret it as hunger, based on the time of day... Read more