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 natural healing abilities and tightens […]

Attending a Yoga Class with a Back Injury

Yoga poses, or asanas, can be absolutely the best thing you can do for back pain, or the worst thing, depending on how you practise them. Now that so many jobs are sedentary and computer-based, many people are coming to yoga with postural aches and pains thinking that some “stretching” will help. However, yoga is […]