BY KIMBERLY BURNS, OTR/L, CLT
Dr. Roger Sperry, Nobel Prize recipient for brain research, says “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine”. Only 10 percent has to do with thinking, metabolism, and healing. When your spine is out of alignment, your brain will take energy from your thinking, metabolism, and immune function to deal with abnormal gravity/posture relationships and processing. With regular exercise and knowledge of how the spine is supposed to be aligned, the body will have a better chance to work and function correctly.
Exercise along with activity modification can help reduce improper alignment and nerve damage. Below are simple changes and exercises that will have lasting benefits for your posture and overall health.
Kim’s Top Spinal Alignment Strategies
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Exploring Dragon’s Breath
Saturdays at The Yoga Hangout SRQ 352 Somerset Ave, Sarasota Fl Located inside the Alchemy Day Spa upstairs! Click HERE to register.
I never thought I would come to really incorporate Dragon Breath into my yoga practice. Ujjayi breath was my friend. I did Ujjayi breath every second I could so that I was always activating my transverse abdominis and lower spine multifidi for perfect pelvic stability during chiropractic care.
When you get stronger, you naturally just want to break out of that routine and step it up a bit.
That’s where I went! Feeling strong and needing more input to my spine, Dragon Breath came out! I had a little fun with it in different positions and found that in order to reduce the strain it could cause on your neck, it should only be done with arms overhead. Want to Learn More? Join me Saturadays from 9:30-10:30 am at The Yoga Hangout SRQ.
Renew YOU! Yoga is a weekly class is designed as basic guidelines of yoga for spinal alignment and good technique for joint positioning. Medically relevant information is provided during poses so that you get the most of of your class. It is safe for those with back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia and more. Poses are performed at a slower pace to ensure proper spinal alignment and to develop a better understanding of anatomy, posture and intelligent integration of the body. We will explore various breathing techniques and how they influence the lymphatic and nervous system. Modifications are suggested for safe and proper alignment. This class is also appropriate for advance yogis looking to improve core strength and learn alignment principles, biomechanics, breath work and detoxing through yoga. Aromatherapy is also presented as a way to intensify focus and the effects of yoga enhancing your practice.
$15 a class
Yoga Teachers can request a workshop class to get Yoga Alliance CE Units!
YA Categories: All workshops will include 3 of the educational categories. 1. Anatomy and Physiology of particular system(s) or body part which is being presented in the workshop to understand why these poses were chosen and how they influence the body. Information on indications and contraindications. 2. Teaching Methodology on how to set up asana sequence for best management of safe joint positioning through set up, visual and environmental aspects. 3. Techniques, Training and Practice will provide cues during poses to gently move deeper into the stretch. Participants will learn techniques to modify poses safely for beginners and advanced students refining their practice. 4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics as related to Occupational Therapy Ethics and Practice. Participants will understand the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga. How to incorporate yoga into daily activities to promote a healthy lifestyle.