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Yoga Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Private Yoga Therapy for Back Pain

Published on April 2nd, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

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Private Yoga Therapy for Back Pain

Private Yoga Therapy for Back Pain

Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Private Yoga Therapy for Back Pain

Early demo of how not to sit

I remember having back pain in 5th grade.

When I’d wake up in the morning, I could barely bend over. A hot band of stiffness spread across my low back. This back pain kept me from being active and as a child, I was skinny, weak and not very energetic.

Those 2 words – back pain – were common in my family. My Dad had had a laminectomy in the 70s–a procedure that was supposed to eradicate his pain–and yet a TENS unit still lurked in our house, and he’d often complain about his back after mowing the lawn.

Today, if I sit too long, don’t stretch, or am overly stressed, the back pain returns.

Luckily, after living with, and studying back pain for the last thirty years, I now have so many tools to remedy it.

I have used these tools to heal myself of both acute and chronic back pain. More specifically:

  • I learned how to walk again after a car accident left me in a wheelchair for two months.
  • I’ve healed myself of debilitating sciatica.
  • I manage my own garden variety back stiffness.

The most fulfilling part is when I get to share these tools with others.

Back pain is complex in origin – genetic, structural and environmental stressors play a part. Personality also hugely figures in. If you’re familiar with the work of Dr. John Sarno, he identified a certain personality type that is especially vulnerable to back pain.

If you suffer from any type of back pain, and your doctor has recommended yoga, I strongly encourage you to find a private yoga instructor in your area specializing in back pain.

This was from one of my back pain clients:

“Catherine is a wonderful Yoga instructor. I was a complete novice when I started studying with her and she was an incredible patient and thoughtful teacher. One thing she does that no other instructor does is she spends a lot of time getting to know her clients and makes detailed notes about their goals so she can specifically tailor the sessions to your individual needs. I saw her for several months to help alleviate severe back pain I was having and her approach and instruction changed my life and allowed me to achieve a lot of reduction in my pain. While I would recommend her to everyone wanting to start or deepen their Yoga practice I would give her an even stronger recommendation to anyone who is trying to alleviate pain or recover from injury. Her approach in these areas is the best I have seen.

And if you are contemplating back surgery, please try yoga therapy for back pain before you go under the knife.

As always, if you have any yoga or back pain related questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me here.

I’d be honored to help you find the resources you need to alleviate your pain.

xoxox

Catherine

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.



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