YOUR DOCTOR TOLD YOU TO DO YOGA

YOUR DOCTOR TOLD YOU TO DO YOGA – NOW WHAT?

by Kim Burns, OTR/L, CLT and Cheryl Albright OTR/L RYT

Some physicians are now prescribing or suggesting yoga for all sorts of medical conditions. That’s appreciated! But now what? Do they have recommendations or will you be left on your own to find one? Most won’t really know how to explain yoga other than to have their patients go for stretching and strengthening. It’s also likely they won’t know where to send them and it’s possible they think all yoga practices are the same. How is the patient supposed to know how to safely treat their body with Yoga if they are not instructed by medical professionals?

The moment someone hears the word Yoga, thoughts of twisting and bending come to mind. If you are in pain and seeking comfort, twisting and bending are not in your visions of healing. Unless you have selected the slow, restorative practice class, walking into a typical Yoga class can be putting your body at high risk for further damage.

If you have never been to a Yoga class before your doctor recommended, it is in your best interest to seek out a medical professional that can provide specific guidelines for your medical need. We would recommend to everyone who enjoys yoga or wants to try Yoga for the first time to also seek out consultation from medical professionals that incorporate Yoga into their practice. It’s not all about stretching. It must be about spine and joint protection.

 

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LYMPHATIC YOGA FOR ANTI-AGING

INSIDE OUT: LYMPHATIC YOGA FOR ANTI-AGING

Private and group sessions available. Contact me today to set up a workshop at 215-499-0444

Who doesn’t want to look and feel younger? It isn’t just about vanity. It is about keeping our body functioning properly by reducing the workload of our organs. Gerontologists feel that aging is due to the interaction of a variety of lifelong influences such as genetics, environmental influences, diet, stressors, past illnesses, injury and lifestyle. We can’t change our genetics or past factors, yet we can change the way we treat our body today with knowledge and natural techniques. An effective anti-aging routine needs to include what is going on within our bodies. Our food choices, along with attention to how the spine is aligned throughout the day, influences good blood and lymph flow. Learning how to live addressing the lymphatic system is as easy as daily yoga.

 

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Yoga Rehab: Pain in your Asana?

Pain in your Asana?

Yoga Rehab is a one of a kind workshop designed to prevent injuries by developing your poses through proper spine and joint positioning. According to yoga experts, injuries can happen any time. Most yoga injuries develop gradually over years of consistent over-stretching and misalignment. In this workshop, you will learn joint range of motion limitations and best modifications for you on a variety of poses to keep your spine and joints healthy.

On May 14, we will explore variations/modifications for floor poses along with breath practice and best poses for your immune system.

Kim will also offer a Yoga Rehab on May 28, where you will explore variations/modifications for standing poses, along with breath practice and best poses for your immune system.

$40 per person per session. Attend both sessions for $70. Please preregister at Wild Ginger Apothecary to hold your spot!

Questions? Contact Kim at kim.burns@sensoryintuition.com

Private sessions available or have a group session in your home or other designated space.