29 Mar Yoga for Pain with Rachael
Yoga for Pain with Rachael is for anyone who experiences persistent pain. You don’t need to have any experience in yoga. Through an online course you can do at home, or tailored one-to-ones, I’ve put this together to help you navigate persistent pain.
Researched and developed over five years, Yoga for Pain is far more than gentle yoga.
Who is Yoga for Pain with Rachael for?
Yoga for Pain with Rachael is for anyone who experiences fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, back pain, arthritis or another form of persistent pain. If will suit you if you wish to take an active role in your own pain care; would like to begin yoga (or enjoy it like you used to); or want to find direction after a time of feeling your body can’t do what you wished it would.
What will i learn?
Part 1 – Effortless movement and working with the body
Learn to avoid the pain flare up that often comes with exercise, by learning to move more comfortably, build skills in stress management, and finding confidence for what your body can do
Part 2 – Perception of self through movement
Deepen your capacity for yoga asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing) in order to develop self-compassion and supportive relationships.
Part 3 – New beginnings
Learn to continuously build your strength, mobility and courage at just the right pace, from what you do on the yoga mat to the way you handle day to day life.
“The yoga process gives me freedom in my body – in movement and ease; as well as a sense of peace of mind through concentration/meditation on postures. But I also find that continued practice has helped me think about my condition differently, without anger and frustration. It has promoted a sense of love and care of my body and mind. I guess it’s helped me mentally and emotionally to nurture rather than fight, resist or grieve for what I have been going through. It’s very much a mental as well as physical process for me.”
(Ellie Gilna, 2012)
Yoga for Pain completely tailored to you. Home visits and Skype sessions are available, and most people only need 2-3 appointments. Read more about private consults here or phone 0450 393 336 to find out how they work.
“I know that Rachael is personally invested in my progress.”
(Genessa Mead, May 2014)
Yoga for Pain Part 1 as a self-led course is an affordable way to learn to move effortlessly, turn down your pain, and explore what yoga can be when your body can’t always do what you wish it would. Purchase Yoga for Pain Part 1 in the store.
The specially designed 12-week Yoga for Pain program is created to help you move with comfort, change your response to stress, participate in activities you love, and find your direction. This course equips you to confidently choose a yoga class in your community, or to continue with home practice under a teacher of your choice. You are gently challenged to examine habits that may be exacerbating your pain in daily life – and to find the courage and patience to build new ones.
This course was the foundation of Yoga for Pain Care Australia, a for-purpose organisation I founded to help people with persistent pain get their lives back.