November / 2016

Yoga Words – What is a Kula

If you travel in Yoga circles long enough you are likely to stumble across words that may sound kinda funny or even intimidating. In some upcoming posts I’ll go into the meaning of these words for those of you who are new to ‘Yoga speak’. Even those of you with Yoga experience may not know some of these terms 😉

Back Pain? Get Off Your Ass.

I recently read an article titled ‘sitting is the new smoking’. Yikes! At first glance that sound pretty extreme, but is it really? It’s actually not an exaggeration.

Sadly chairs are indeed wrecking our backs (not to mention increasing evidence that prolonged sitting increases the risk of developing several serious illnesses like of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes). But Since I am a teacher who specializes in Back Pain Yoga, I’m going to focus on that aspect in this post. We are hunter-gatherer creatures meant to walk and roam, run, squat and sit on the earth. This is how we are designed to function. Sitting in chairs goes against our fundamental design. some interesting Back Pain Statistics: