Gentle Yoga for low back pain 45 minute classes hosted by the Veterans Yoga Project folks!
Thank you for joining this yoga class and I hope you enjoy the class!
Remember, you don’t have to be able to touch your toes, or bend like a pretzel to do yoga!
Back PAIN info:
Back pain is the 2nd most sited reason people go to the doctor
Back pain has a high occurrence in veterans for a number of reasons
And they are prescribed pills but it doesn’t really help
Then comes fatigue, depression & quality of life goes down
Yoga can actually help the back pain
45% of veterans have a military-connected disability
8% of adults in the US have back pain at some part of their life
30% of people in the US in the next 3 months will have a short course of back pain
So this affects everyone
This method of practices and yoga poses
Reduces the intensity of pain, depression, fatigue & medication use
Pain interference with daily life.
Quality of life & self-efficacy both went up with regular yoga practice
#VYPFamily, #VYPBootsOnTheGround, #VYPLightACandle and #NamasteMemorialDay
Since the formative years of the United States, more than one million American Soldiers have given and lost their lives protecting our freedoms and defending our nation’s liberties. Those Americans made the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans Yoga Project recognizes their sacrifice by annually gathering on Memorial Day to light candles in their honor.
We stand where they once stood. We bow to them with gratitude. We speak of their valor. We live.
So true. If you rest, you will tend to rust. When I taught yoga in Victoria Texas, I had 6 people come to my gentle yoga class that had fibromyalgia.
They told me they hurt if they don’t come, they hurt if they do come to yoga. But the hurt coming out of yoga was of a lot of body relief. They craved coming to class. I think that is because yoga not only works on the body, but the mind, and of easing of pain for some, and getting better sleep.
I think about that class that I had in V-town a lot because that was early on in my yoga career, and I just was a bit confused by their comments about different types of pain.
Now after teaching for over 20 years, it makes a lot of sense to me, as I am now inhabiting my body with levels of pain issues. Oh, if I don’t move, move move, it is big time hurt city. I still hurt, but pain levels between 7-9, now regularly sit between 1-3. That is significant to me.
What about you?
I invite you to come to my #freeyoga class held on #mindbody sponsored by the Veterans Yoga Project I’ve got the link below. Be sure to sign up at least an hour maybe two before your first class, so that you get the verification email in time to do class. You’ll get an email link to come into the class 30 minutes prior.
Gentle Yoga for Low Back Pain is what I teach. 60 minutes beginner-level class.
Yeah, you don’t have to bend like a pretzel or touch your toes to get massive health benefits from a regular yoga practice.
Comments? Complaints? Questions? Complements? I want to know!