“The way we construe pain, happens in the brain …our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves”. Studies for the the efficacy and benefits of yoga therapy are showing promising results for chronic back pain, cancer, auto-immune disorders and even with substance abuse.
Can College Hurt Your Knees?
If you’re the parent of a college-bound student or graduate, I am guessing that your knees weren’t the first thing to hurt! Speaking for myself with one of each, I would say that my pocketbook and heart (not in that order) took more of a beating. But even if you and your pocketbook have not suffered college, I bet you have at least experienced a home or job re-location, or even a change in marital status? Because those, too, can wreak havoc on the knees. At this point I have… Continue Reading Can College Hurt Your Knees?
Healing Chronic Pain
We take advice from almost everyone we know– our bosses, our kids, glossy magazines, the doctor, and even the local barista. But most of us ignore our most valuable source of wisdom: our bodies. When life gets hectic, it’s easy to check out, go on autopilot, and neglect your health. Our bodies respond to stress in many ways. Physical discomfort can happen as a result of any number of external causes, but it’s important to remember that your body, your mind, and your emotions are intricately and inextricably connected. Emotions… Continue Reading Healing Chronic Pain