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Yoga Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Yoga for Pain and Injuries

Published on April 30th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

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Yoga for Pain and Injuries

Yoga for Pain and Injuries

Yoga can be an essential part of a rehabilitative program if practiced mindfully with an experienced and attentive instructor.

When I work with clients dealing with chronic muscular rigidity throughout their body, I use a multifaceted approach that integrates classical yoga, breath work, myofascial self-release, guided meditation and stretches from traditional fitness.

Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Yoga for Pain and Injuries

I’ve found a synergistic approach to muscular pain to be the most helpful. Not everything I teach is always classical yoga, but I believe if it relieves the client’s pain, the tradition it comes from is unimportant.

In some cases, if the pain is structural (disc herniations, nerve involvement) and/or of a high-intensity, I don’t recommend yoga. There are definitely instances, especially with nerve pain, that even the gentlest movement can be aggravating.

But for most clients dealing with inflexibility due to chronic stress, modern life or the residual affects of knee or shoulder surgeries, yoga can be a healing balm for the body creating strength, balance and increased flexibility.

It is so personally satisfying for me to be able to relieve a client’s pain, especially if they’ve tried many other modalities that haven’t been effective, and I strive to always empower my clients with tools and knowledge so they learn how to heal themselves. To that end, I create home programs that evolve throughout the course of our working relationship. Taking care of your body in between the times I see you is always more effective.

If you are considering yoga for relief from pain and injuries, considering working privately with an experienced yoga instructor. There also may be classes in your area (look for Rehabilitative Yoga, Yoga Therapeutics or Yoga Therapy) at your local yoga studio. You can find more tips on locating a private yoga instructor in your area here.

As always, if you have any questions about private yoga for pain or injuries, feel free to contact me here!

xoxoxo,

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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