Do you experience pain in the lower back/back of the pelvis-and is it aggravated by doing yoga?
This article first appeared in Australian Yoga LIFE Magazine in December 2017 issue and is reproduced here with the kind permission of AYL.
When we feel tired and sluggish, our inclination might be to stay in bed for an extra half an hour-but in fact if we can push through that lethargy and move our body, that feeling of tiredness shifts and we start to feel more energised.
This practice is suitable to relax and gently mobilise the neck when the neck is very sore and stiff. AVOID any weight bearing postures on the hands such as Downward Dog, and standing postures which increase the weight bearing work of the neck.
Yoga is one of the best ways to naturally de-toxify the system. The lungs are the largest organ in the body, and thus have the greatest ability to rid the body of toxins taken in through diet, or absorbed from the atmosphere.
Neck dysfunction is one of the most commonly treated conditions by physiotherapists. Poor posture whilst standing or sitting subjects the spine to abnormal stress. Over time this can lead to structural changes in the spine.
What limits you in a forward bend-and how can you best proceed? Tips from yoga master Flo Fenton. This article first appeared in Australian Yoga LIFE magazine in 2011, issue 32.
Backbends are among the most energising and exhilarating of the yoga asana groups, and are the postures that create perhaps the most openness and freedom in the physical body and beyond.
any traditional hatha yoga practices come from a belief that the abdominal organs are the key to good health. Twists more than any other group of postures apply the ‘squeeze and soak’ method.
When the weather is cooler, we need to modify our yoga practice to help maintain our energy and ‘inner fire’. In yoga and ayurveda, the term agni describes an internal flame that is said to burn in the mid section of the body, in the area behind the navel.