This post is in answer to a reader question (my favourite sort of post). I had a lot of help putting it together from my assistant, Beth, who is just about qualified as a yoga therapist. Without her help, it’s unlikely there’d be much going on blog-wise, given how much time mm…Yoga! takes up these [...]
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This blog post is in answer to a question from a reader, Shinaz. I’ve excerpted bits of our email correspondence for you, with her permission. Hi Nadine. I read something that you wrote about yoga being bad long term for people with SIJ problems. I have suffered a lot with that since the birth of [...]
Today’s yoga sequence comes to you from the awesome Bree over at yogagypsy. Bree’s kindly gone to a huge amount of effort to create this yoga sequence for us – once you’ve checked this one out, you should head over to her blog and have a wander around. Good shiz there. Really good. Note: This [...]
The five things you absolutely should not do when you have SI Joint Pain (and three that you should).
When you have SI Joint pain, and it’s really bad, just about all ‘regular’ yoga is a bad idea. Basically, other than doing things to help those joints get back into alignment, and more stable, you don’t want to be moving your pelvis and lower back around much. Here’s what you shouldn’t do: Most forward [...]
Man, there are a lot of clever yoginis out there, making wonderful resources. I wanted to share two today, both are the kind of yoga you can do when you are going through massive change, say (maybe lighting up your life?) and need to be kind to your nervous system. So many of us believe [...]
Parinama dukha. Doesn’t that sound like something your GP might say to you, then give you a prescription for antibiotics? ‘Parinama’ means change. And ‘dukha’? Suffering or pain. The Yoga Sutras, the philosophical texts on which much of our modern yoga is based, are most preoccupied with reducing dukham, suffering, and increasing ease. That’s pretty [...]
This pose is gold, GOLD I tell you. Also, just a warning: there is a whole lot of anatomical geekery in this post. If it doesn’t interest you, go straight to the video at the bottom. You will get the benefits whether you know why it’s working or not. In the years when I had [...]
Hopefully you haven’t ended up with back pain because of your yoga practice, but you may well have. Far too many people do. Especially SI-Joint pain. I know I say this a lot but I could write a freaking BOOK about this. It would be a pretty whingey book. If you have lumbar disc issues [...]
And the hips – Supta Padangusthasana (reclining big toes pose) is a great way to gently mobilise your legs in your hip sockets, and stretch out your hamstrings, at the back of your thighs, your iliotibial band, running from hip to knee, and a host of other muscles. Often, when your buttocks muscles and hamstrings [...]
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