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Is Yoga Good For Back Pain?

General Yoga No Longer Recommended by NICE I learnt recently that NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) is no longer advising that doctors should recommend yoga to people with back pain. This is very disappointing for those of us in the yoga therapy world who frequently see students alleviate their back pain, through their …

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Gentle Yoga with Hanna Somatics

What is Hanna Somatics? Hanna Somatics is a movement therapy invented by Thomas Hanna. Hanna was a student of Moshe Feldenkrais (another movement specialist); who in turn was a student of F.M. Alexander (who devised the Alexander Technique). Hanna Somatics seems at first to be similar to gentle yoga. However the principles are very different, but …

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Gentle Yoga – An Ideal Solution for Lower Back Pain

Are you looking for a lower back pain solution? Chances are, you have suffered from a spot of upper and lower back pain at some point in your life. In most people, it will heal of it’s own accord. Once the body gets moving again, the muscles relax, release and recover. However, in a growing …

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Yoga for Bendy People – Hypermobility and Yoga

The Trouble with Bendy Joints Hypermobility and yoga… Really? Yes. “The trouble with you Julia is that you’re knock kneed, bow legged and flat footed.” Sixteen years ago, this was the blunt conclusion of Jeanette Thomson, a highly experienced osteopath. When I told a student osteopath friend, he said: “it’s impossible to be both knock …

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