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Myofascial Release Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Acupressure for Low Back Pain

Published on July 5th, 2021 | by Catherine Tingey

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Acupressure for Low Back Pain

Acupressure for Low Back Pain

Recently a friend of mine complained of extreme calf tightness following an intense stair workout.

I taught her how to relieve her calf pain with this Myofascial Release technique Part 1 and

Myofascial Release technique Part 2 in Hero Pose.

She told me that as she sat into the balls, she suddenly felt her tailbone release. The tightness in her back that seemed omnipresent also lessened. What a surprise!

I was reminded of how deeply intertwined our body parts are; we cannot separate muscle groups, we must approach the body as a whole, miraculous entity capable of healing itself.

There are some phenomenally powerful acupressure points in the calves. When we release these, the chi / prana / life force can flow and we feel other parts of our bodies release.

I learned about these acupressure for low back pain points from master Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist, Cindy Black of Big Tree Healing.

They are all points along the Bladder Meridian. Releasing calves simultaneously relieves low back pain and restrictions along the entire back body.

When low back pain is not responding to deep lunges, hamstring stretches, or glute stretches, this technique is what I reach for. I also roll out the feet like this.

Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Acupressure for Low Back Pain

Infographic from Cindy Black / Big Tree Healing

EQUIPMENT:

  • 2 Yoga Tune Up Balls or 2 tennis balls

  • 2 Yoga Blocks

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

  • Knee surgery

  • Knee pain in acute knee bending poses like Child’s Pose

Try this out and let me know what you think.

I demonstrate it on my Instagram @thecoachcat.

Namaste,

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. She has been practicing yoga for 30 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. She has been practicing yoga for 30 years.



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