Yoga and Chronic Pain

Yoga and Chronic Pain  

Chronic back pain is the most burdensome health issue we face, but our understanding of pain is improving all the time. The good news is that the body and brain are adaptable, and will change if we train them. Quality movement, repeated in a supportive environment, is known to be one of the best ways of doing this.   

I offer a 12-week course for those interested in using yoga to improve their back health.  These classes will also help if you have chronic pain elsewhere (such as shoulders or neck), by giving you the confidence to start moving again, and to relax. 
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Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs - 12 week course

A specialist weekly class devised by experienced yoga teachers and back pain experts. It is gentle, simple and effective, and gives you the tools to improve your back health through a progressive series of posture sequences for healing, back pain prevention, strengthening and mobilising. It is suitable for beginners and experienced students alike. The programme was used in a trial to evaluate the effectiveness of yoga for chronic low back pain.  It was one of the largest yoga trials worldwide, and it found that yoga is one of the most effective options for improving back health in the long term.
You can see the research details and a four-minute video here yogaforbacks.co.uk

This website is fabulous - tame the beast.  It explains persistent pain, why we get it, and how to manage it more effectively.  Lots of resources, and reassuring information.  Pain science has evolved enormously in the last decade or so, and one of its findings is that understanding pain is a really good way of relieving it.

See the classes and courses page for details of current yoga for backs classes in Stroud.


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"I very much enjoyed your gentle and clear way of teaching and feel I benefitted a lot from doing the course." (Anne)

 

Top-up classes

If you have done the 12-week course and would like some on-going support for home practice, come to a top up session to re-inspire you.  These are £12 each, or £30 for 3.  Contact me ahead of the session you would like to attend, to check there is space.  You can also make up missed sessions from a previous course by attending any class on my current course.  Do get in touch first though, to make sure these is enough space.

See the classes and courses page for details of current yoga for backs classes in Stroud.


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