This post is #8 in the series highlighting my YouTube channel “library” of videos. Last week I FINALLY posted a class that I filmed maybe 3 years ago – Yoga for Spinal Traction. It’s good (if I may say so myself)
This 45 minute gentle to moderate practice is a collection of unique yoga pose variations intended to create space in your spine.
A quick note: yoga classes, especially group and/or online classes are not a substitute for licensed physical therapy or medical help. Yoga is a wonderful modality, which includes movement, but you get ONE BODY. If you could only keep one car (or bicycle) for life, you would not hesitate to take it to the mechanic. Treat your body well and if you are in pain, see a physio 🙂 There is no substitute.
That said, I hope this class offers you opportunities to:
- Self spinal traction
- Decrease stiffness, and
- Expand your movement possibilities
Yoga for Spinal Traction (45 min)
As always, this video is for educational purposes, and is NOT a replacement for medical advice. If you have pain anywhere in your body, please see a physical therapist (physiotherapist), such as myself. I have a physical therapy center in Woodley Park neighborhood in Washington, DC directly across from the national zoo, and no prescription is needed. To go directly to the booking site, click happyandwell.janeapp.com.
For those who have seen a physical therapist before without much to show for it: try a different one and try for more than 3 sessions. Nothing will replace skillful, hands-on, individualized care for your long term health. I offer up this video series for education only. There is no intention that it will supplement or replace actual physical therapy / physiotherapy or other medical advice.
PROPS YOU’LL WANT:
2 Blocks, a blanket, a strap
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A COMPLIMENTARY YOGA PRACTICE, WE RECOMMEND:
Yoga for Whole Body Joint Mobility.
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