Yoga heals, treats and prevents back pain

A back pain study and its findings. Not surprising to me, yoga is one of the things that works! There is no way around the time and work you have to put in, but if you’re willing to do the work the rewards are no pain! I know this first hand because when I do the work my body feels amazing and as soon as I start to slack off, I feel the aches start to creep back in. Those aches if not dealt with turn to bigger aches or full on pain. I don’t make the rules of the human body, but I know for sure that if I am willing to put in the time the rewards are amazing.

It seems like a no brainer to me, but so many people are still so confused about back pain and what to do. Please read the article and I promise to help you if your so inclined!

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/4/15929484/chronic-back-pain-treatment-mainstream-vs-alternative

Yoga works for every body

There are so many kinds of yoga and different ways teachers put classes and programs together, there really is something that works for every body. I have been reading many articles of late that speak of not liking this and not liking that from different teachers and people in the industry that it has made me think, isn’t there room for yoga for every body? I myself have written before about how I can’t do some of the poses and in my aging body, I have chosen to slow down and do what’s right for me, but I never threw out negativity at another teacher or program. I am not sure how it helps to spew negativity at each other, why cant there be enough room for us all to do our thing?

My way of doing yoga and putting things together comes from years of going to classes, studying with various teachers, working with many students and paying close attention to my body and what works.  I am always quite clear when I put something together in a way that is not my original idea to tell people. I tell them I put together some yoga moves I have learned from others and some physical therapy techniques I have learned. There is enough room for us all and there are so many ways of doing things. I think finding something safe is first and then knowledgably, they kind of go hand in hand. Finally, I believe personality and liking the person who you decide to study with is important. Personally I like a lite hearted and fun attitude, but I know many people who want a more serious environment and that’s ok.

There are some amazing teachers who really know their stuff and finding the right one for you is all you have to do! Whether you do private yoga or go to a group class find a teacher who continues to study and understand the human body, who understand combining healing modalities is an amazing combination for injury prevention, healing and feeling amazing!

Certified Yoga Instructor

I am a certified yoga instructor. I write this because when people call me to inquire about yoga lessons, they never ask. They don’t ask about my education at all in regards to my yoga teachings.  I get asked how much does it cost and about schedule. The scheduling of course I understand and I do about the cost as well, don’t get me wrong. I know so much now about how little a brand new yoga teacher actually does not know, yes that’s right does not know. When I was a new teacher, I knew right away that I had to keep studying because there was so much to learn. I have been teaching for 12 years and I have never stopped studying, reaching out, trying to learn as much as I could and quite frankly I will never stop. This is a self motivated, situation however and I am not mandated to continue my education. There is only one governing body and there guidelines are in my opinion a bit off. I hope people start to think more about what you are letting any fitness professional do with you. We are working with a human body that in reality is so strong, yet so fragile. We are vastly complex, different and ever changing and there are a plethora of things that can be helped and a plethora of things that can go wrong.

The next time you go to any class, look for a private yoga teacher or trainer, I encourage you to ask lots and lots of questions about their training. I encourage you to have a detailed conversation about what they do with their own bodies and if they have any issues. If anyone says they are great and have never had any problems, I say run for the hills, because everyone has issues and things that are off from time to time. It is those of us that are honest about it and have tools to aid in the recovery process and injury prevention that I want to work with. It is through vast amounts of learning, practicing and yes living in a human body that has helped me in my own body and has allowed me to share these vast amounts of information. I have to walk the walk and talk the talk, meaning if I don’t practice what I preach, how good can I really be. Anyone who knows me in regards to my yoga practice knows I not only geek out on anatomy, but spend so much time being my own Ginny pig. I play around with ideas and different healing modalities endlessly to bring that to someone else.

Yes, I am a proud certified yoga professional who will never stop learning, sharing, practicing and trying to feel good in my one and only body!