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Posts Tagged ‘back pain’

The belly

Yesterday in my Deep Yoga teacher training program a big focus was the belly. There are many of us in the program who have back issues, myself included. I have Kyphosis. The Mayo Clinic describes Kyphosis like this, Kyphosis usually refers to an exaggerated rounding — sometimes called round back or hunchback. While Kyphosis can occur […]


Yoga practice for low back pain

In the last all-day Saturday yoga teacher training there was a huge focus on standing poses. The second half we worked on chanting, which meant a lot of sitting. The next day my low back hurt. Standing and sitting are both hard on my lower back. Normally on Sundays I attend a rather active Vinyasa […]


Learning about my sway back, core

On a day when I can sleep in, which is usually 6:30 a.m. Yes, 6:30 in the morning is sleeping in for me. How sad … Anyway, Fridays I normally work from home. So I usually just roll out of bed and turn on the computer and work. Today I got up about 5:45 and […]


I’m not interested in hurting myself

Today during my Vinyasa yoga class I thought about what Vickie, one of my yoga teachers, says to the class when she puts us into a challenging pose … I’m not interested in you hurting yourself or I am not interested in you hurting your insert body part here. I have kyphosis. One time in […]


Stretching out the back

One of my team co-workers recently started exercising. She is taking it slowly with walking on the treadmill. I am proud of her for making the commitment and making it to the gym. Her back was really bothering her yesterday. She wanted to at least do some stretching. I told her that about a month […]


Taking care of my back with support

I have back pain. I have for years. When I was in my early 20s I went to the doctor because of my bad posture and almost constant aching pain in my lower back. My doctor sent me to an orthopedic surgeon who told me that I have a mild form of kyphosis. The simple […]