Yoga and Chronic Conditions
Chronic pain is complex and prevalent. Often those who are in pain have tried lots of things, unsuccessfully, and can feel at a dead end, distressed, and unsure of how to help themselves. The good news is that our understanding of pain has improved significantly, and we know that the body and brain are adaptable, and can change. Quality movement, practised in an attentive way and in a supportive environment, is known to be one of the best ways of doing this. A yoga class is perfect!
I have taught people with chronic pain conditions for a number of years – on a one-to-one basis, in general classes, as well as running specialist courses for people with persistent pain.
I currently offer individual classes for anyone interested in using yoga to help manage or resolve persistent pain, other chronic conditions such fatigue, anxiety, or any state that has come to feel unweildy. Long Covid continues to be in the news, and has some similarities both with chronic pain and chronic fatigue. Using gentle movement, relating this to daily life, having some strategies to deal with fear and anxiety, and learning to relax can all help increase confidence in your body and the route back to a more normal way of life.
“I very much enjoyed your gentle and clear way of teaching, and I feel I benefitted a lot from doing the course.” (Anne)
“Very informative and beneficial. Thank you so much, Frankie.” (Sara)
“It’s been a great course and made me think a lot more deeply about my movements and what pain means to me. Thank you!” (Jasmine)
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 and one of its findings is that understanding pain – as well as being able to use this knowledge – is a really good way of relieving it.
See the classes and courses page for details of classes.