“Anyone can practice Yoga – no matter their age, religion or walk of life,
unwell or fit – for we all have to breathe!”
Myself and close family members have suffer from lower back pain and disc problems and I have witnesses first hand how Yoga can help – improving body and self awareness as well as improved general well being, mental health and confidence.
I wanted to find out more about yoga for back pain and further my studies in this specific area. This is why I underwent further training in the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs program.
I am really excited to be offering the Yoga for Healthy Lower Back Course in the Perth area.
The course has helped build my awareness of back issues within my weekly Ashtanga Style and Hatha Yoga classes and was also the reason behind my ‘deskyoga’ sequence.
The deskyoga sequence, which I have been rolling out to various large employers (PKC, SSE) over the last few months, is simply aimed at building peoples awareness of sitting and breathing well. The poses are simple and subtle and can easily be done at your desk without anyone even noticing! (If you think your employer might be interested please get in touch.)
A brief history of Yoga
Yoga originated in India many thousands of years ago and it is the oldest system of personal development in the world. Yoga was traditionally practised in the household, householders would rise early, complete their physical cleansing, practise poses and meditation ready for a new day! Yoga can help to bring and keep the body, mind and soul in balance. Yogi’s describe the mind as being like an unfettered monkey so it can take some taming!
The yoga postures or asanas stretch and tone – muscles, joints, spine and skeletal system – they not only work on the external body but also on the deeper hidden organs, glands and nerves. By releasing physical and mental tension a vast resource of energy can be released.