back health

Some practical hints for a healthy back

Learn the art of relaxation. Give yourself a conscious, deliberate 20 minutes minimum deliberate relaxation every day. Pain is “wired in” with fear – it’s a survival technique. Remaining anxious increases pain. Learning to be a calm observer of your pain will help to decrease it. Stress inhibits the body’s […]

Are Yoga classes bad for your back?

Thank you for posting “Breaking 3 Common Myths About Back Pain”. Since coming across McGill’s research I’ve started questioning every pose I do and it makes my regular yoga classes quite tricky. Yoga Journal seems to be ignoring his research which is a great shame as I’d like to see […]

Breaking 3 Common Myths about Pack Pain

Myth 1: The level of pain is directly related to the injury itself With sophisticated scanning equipment now available, it’s becoming apparent that the severity of the pain can even be totally unrelated to the severity of the original injury. “Our behaviors as well as our emotional state changes the chemistry in our nervous […]