Chronic pain -how yoga therapy can help

It has been shown that many types of pain responds positively to gentle movement which can include yoga poses. Research has shown that the painful and potentially depilating conditions associated with arthritis and fibromyalgia can be helped with moderate physical exercise. Whilst yogic breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation are also able to change people’s relationship with pain and how they deal with it.

Pain that lasts 3 months or more—well beyond the time most injuries take to “heal”—is usually considered to be chronic. Chronic pain, including low-back pain, results from the interaction of many causes. This complexity makes it difficult to treat and is one factor behind the opioid crisis in the United States and elsewhere. The American College of Physicians now recommends yoga and other alternatives to prescription drugs for chronic low-back pain, saying that opioids and more invasive treatments should be used only after other approaches have failed.

Yoga therapy works with asanas, breath, meditation, and awareness of the body and/or mind and these are directed to the needs and ability of the client.

If you are interested in trying Yoga Therapy to help aid your wellbeing please email me at sharon@namastehathayoga.co.uk expressing an interest or use the form below.  Your confidentiality is respected at all times.