style: Anatomy, Yoga therapy, pain
duration: 65 min
Case Study - Low Back Pain in Yoga Teacher
Back pain is an enigma. It is estimated that 80% of us will experience low-back pain. Therefore, it is inevitable that we will have students who experience, have a history,or will develop low-back pain.
Is back pain really happening due to damage in the back?
Are symptoms part of a bigger picture?
There is always a cause, and pain is worsened and may be relieved by specific motions, postures, and loads. Each joint needs some degree of both mobility and stability, however, some joints are designed to be more mobile, while others more stable. Ensuring appropriate levels throughout the body can greatly influence back health. The lumbar needs stability, while the hip and thoracic spine needs mobility. If hips and/or thoracic spine lack appropriate mobility and movement, the low back is stuck in the middle and will be forced to absorb greater stresses. By establishing core stability with hip and thoracic mobility, the lower back will reduce wear and tear.
Over the past 25 years, Cora Wen has built her reputation as an internationally acclaimed yoga practitioner and teacher.Learn more about Cora