Reduce Low Back Pain with Yoga

Reduce Low Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “For most of our lives, we take our backs for granted. But at some point in just about everyone’s life, our backs revolt and remind us that they need love and attention too. Thankfully, for many of us, the pain is […]

Relieve Back Pain with Yoga

Relieve Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Lower back pain can be debilitating. Pain caused by ankylosing spondylitis (AS) may be especially severe. Conventional pain relief medications may cause uncomfortable side effects. If you’re looking for an alternative treatment, yoga may help. Yoga uses gentle stretching exercises to help […]

Relieve Back Pain with Yoga

Relieve Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “This systematic review found strong evidence for short-term effectiveness and moderate evidence for long-term effectiveness of yoga for chronic low back pain in the most important patient-centered outcomes. Yoga can be recommended as an additional therapy to chronic low back pain patients.” […]

Reduce Pelvic Pain in Women with Yoga

  By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “women need to start a relationship with their pelvis, looking at the outside of it, touching the inside of it, talking and listening to it, and loving it. If you are having problems with your pelvic floor, it’s telling you, “Hey, I am here and you’ve been […]

Lessen a Pain in the Neck with Yoga

  By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Many people suffer from neck pain on a regular basis. Stress, poor posture, accidents, and long-stored physiological tension can contribute to a mild stiff neck or even a full-blown muscle spasm of the neck, shoulders, and upper back. When confronted with neck pain, we tend turn to […]

Improve Low Back Pain with Yoga

By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Achy back? Give yoga a go. Multiple studies have shown the power of the ancient practice, which emphasizes stretching, strength, and flexibility, to relieve back soreness. In fact, several studies have found that yoga can even trump usual care for back pain when it comes to improving back […]

Up to your Neck in Pain – Try Yoga

  “For many people, managing pain involves using prescription medicine in combination with complementary techniques like physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga and massage. I appreciate this because I truly believe medical care should address the person as a whole – their mind, body, and spirit.” – Naomi Judd   We all have to deal with pain. […]

Treat Back Pain with Yoga

   “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~B.K.S. Iyengar   Low Back Pain affects a wide swath of humanity (6% to 15%) and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It affects almost everyone with 80% of the population experiencing back pain sometime during their […]