Do you or your students struggle with tight hamstrings, sore knees, hips that just won’t open, or back or neck pain? Is there an effective way to deal with these conditions through yoga? There sure is.
Most pain is foundational, resulting from imbalances in the musculoskeletal system. Yoga can correct these imbalances in a relatively short time with the practice of appropriate postures to stretch or strengthen targeted muscles. This tutorial will teach how to identify the most common misalignments and to develop a quick and simple approach to getting back into balance to reduce or eliminate the pain. You’ll learn the five major muscle imbalances; specific poses and sequences for low back and neck pain; which poses to avoid for those who have these conditions; the best way to stretch; and simple breathing and meditation exercises for stress and pain relief.
Lee Albert, NMT, is a national presenter and highly popular neuromuscular therapist and yoga instructor at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Dedicated to helping people help themselves, Lee created, practices, and teaches Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT), protocols to reduce and often eliminate chronic pain. He is the author of Yoga for pain Relief: A New Approach to an Ancient Practice and Live Pain Free without Drugs or Surgery. Lee is trained in neuromuscular therapy, orthopedic massage, positional therapy, yoga therapy and myofascial release. Learn more at leealbert.com.