Improve Coping with Chronic Pain with Yoga

Improve Coping with Chronic Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “By first understanding chronic pain as a mind-body experience and then using yoga’s toolbox of healing practices—including breathing exercises and restorative poses—you can find true relief from pain and begin to reclaim your life.” – Kelly McGonigal   We all […]

Improve Chronic Low Back Pain with Yoga

Improve Chronic Low Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Yoga is great for working on flexibility and core stability, correcting posture, and breathing—all of which are necessary for a healthy back.” – Sasha Cyrelson   Low Back Pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and affects between 6% to […]

Relieve Low Back Pain with Yoga

Relieve Low Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “reductions in disability and pain intensity were found despite the reductions in opioid use and other medical and self-help pain treatments at six months. The trial confirms the findings of two prior randomized controlled trials with non-veterans showing that yoga is […]

Improve Chronic Neck Pain with Yoga

Improve Chronic Neck Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “yoga may be an effective treatment for people dealing with chronic neck pain, and that it may also result in improved psychological effects.” – Nicole Joseph   We all have to deal with pain. It’s inevitable, but hopefully mild and short […]

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.” […]