Archive for June, 2009

Heal Your Back Within Your Yoga Practice

Healing your backWhen back pain occurs: Should you practice or would rest be more helpful. Which postures are healing, and which are troublesome? Is fear a factor and if so, how do you unravel that? Are there times when ‘working through pain’ is appropriate? How do you learn to feel the variance in your own ‘edges’, so that you know when to respectfully back away, modify a posture, or rest it out? How long should a back injury take to heal? What other movements or even yoga postures in your daily life, are ‘unwittingly’ contributing to your back pain? And lastly, can you actually feel, when your spine is being fully supported by your abdominal muscles, as you move through your asana practice?