Back Problems

by Melissa West on September 30, 2015

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Do you have back pain and problems?


Back-ProblemsIt could be that sitting for prolonged periods of time is causing your back pain and back issues.
It is estimated that American adults spend 10 hours a day sitting. That is a lot of time sitting.

Did you know that sitting puts more pressure on your spine than standing? Even more scary is the postural patterns that happen when you spine adjusts to sitting in front of a computer. Some research suggests that 40 percent of people with back pain spend long hours at their computer each day.

In our culture we spend a lot of time sitting, working at computers, and interacting on hand-held devices. When you sit, the disks of your spine get compressed and can lose flexibility over time. Sitting for long periods of time can also increase your risk of herniated disks.
All of these activities (or inactivities) create immobility and move your spine out of its natural alignment.

Practicing yoga poses like cat pose will restore the natural alignment of your spine by moving your spine through flexion, extension, rotation and lateral movement bolstering your body’s support system. By moving your spine through its natural range of motion you will draw fluid into your intervertebral discs creating more shock absorption for your load. When your spine expands and contract as you moves it allows you to absorb blood and nutrients into your intervertebral discs.

Would you like more support in varying your movement patterns? In our membership community I offer my best, value-added, innovative and leading edge research with series of classes like Back, Neck and Nervous System RX.

Neck, Back and Nervous System RX

The series begins with a class that will help to overcome the time you spend in sitting, working at computers and interacting with hand-held devices that create immobility in your spine and move your spine out of its natural alignment. The first class benefits your nervous system, draws fluid into your intervertebral discs and benefits all parts of your back and neck and helps to build bone density. The second class in the series will offer modifications and variations for those with wrist, knee and neck issues as well as options for cat pose in a chair. The third class use the soft foam roller, the slo mo ball and the squash ball to help to keep your fascia hydrated, they help to maintain the mobility, integrity and resilience of your fascia by hydrating your fascia. The fourth class in the series will demonstrate how your nervous system can adapt much for easily when it feels safe. With the use of restorative yoga we can safely increase your range of motion in cat pose.The fifth yoga class uses acupressure and traditional chinese medicine to build your energy reserves and restore harmony and fluidity to your spine and entire being. The sixth yoga class provides options for each of the Ayurvedic doshas bringing balance to kapha, vata and pitta doshas. Finally a savasana for cat pose will allow you to move through your physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual bodies, your chakras, Goddess archetypes, moon phase and ends with a reading from the Radiance Sutras.

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