Pain Management

Decompress the Spine with Yoga

Compression within the backbone is often characterized by too much strain on the intervertebral disks. Engaging oneself in physical activities will help office workers to reduce pain, and possibly overcome this condition, by allowing intervertebral fluid to circulate properly and decompress the spine. In turn, safe physical activity will effectively manage to improve posture and restore decompression of the spine.

Yoga for Pain – Part I

This video is the first of a two part series about yoga for pain. Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT (director of Yoga teacher training at Aura Wellness Center) highlights the usefulness of therapeutic hatha yoga for physical ailments and skeletal diseases. He also discusses yoga for mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Hatha Yoga Classes for Arthritis Pain Relief

Yoga sessions, where students hold postures for 20 seconds, to two minutes, usually do not teach jumping movements, which have impact on the joints. Nevertheless, it would be wise to consult with your family doctor or a physical therapist prior to taking a Yoga class. Make sure you inquire about how much warm-up time is recommended.

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