Yoga for Pain helps those with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and persistent pain develop a more positive relationship with their body and themselves, through gentle movement, techniques to calm the nervous system and guided reflection.
We are running Yoga for Pain 1 in Melbourne on April 17. Because this will form part of the inaugural Yoga for Pain practitioner training it is being offered at half the normal price. These sessions are a unique opportunity to practice yoga alongside the teachers and practitioners who would normally care for you and give them your feedback about your experience.
An hour alone in a capsule partially filled with water may not seem like your idea of relaxation, especially if you experience chronic pain.
But learning to relax is an important part of pain management and a float tank session with Perth-based Beyond Rest can be the perfect opportunity.
Here are five tips inspired by Yoga for Pain to help those with persistent pain get the most out of their salt-water solo time:
John was experiencing pain in a number of postures in his Bikram Yoga class and wanted to know what was and wasn’t suitable for an ongoing problem in his back. He had been seeing a musculoskeletal physiotherapist for persistent back pain that he attributed to twenty years of high-level sport and physical work. John’s physiotherapist considered that John could benefit from an outside perspective on his yoga practice so that he could practice safely and in the most beneficial way for his body.
Recently, I was invited to give a guest talk as part of the The Pain Explained Lecture Series. I shared my journey of moving through Fibromyalgia, running away to the circus and re-discovering my relationship with my body.