Posts tagged stretches
I Should Go Do Yoga...For Back 2

You've heard before, but I'll say it again; in today's world back pain is more common than ever. Our sedentary, smart-phone and computer-led lives have caused us to have rounded upper backs, short hip flexors and tight hamstrings which all contribute to poor posture and back pain.

One of the most common questions I get from people when they find out I teach yoga is: "what stretches can I do for my back?". Well folks, you asked, I delivered. Did you know that most back pain isn't actually anything to do with the back, but instead is caused by tight hips, short hamstrings and/or poor pelvic posture? Some of these poses might feel or look like they're not targeting the back, but trust me, practice these postures daily and you'll feel the difference!

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I Should Go Do Yoga...Back Pain

Ah back pain…if you’re a sufferer like me then you’ll know that it can be debilitating, and incredibly frustrating to boot. There are an infinite number of causes; poor posture, injury, tight hips, tight hamstrings, sciatica, slipped disc…the list goes on, and because of this it’s likely that you’ve read, or been given, loads of differing advice on how to relieve the pain. Here are my top stretches to relieve the common causes of back pain.

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I Should Go Do Yoga...Shoulders

Whenever I tell people I practice yoga or am a yoga teacher the usual response is "oh, I should do yoga because..." followed up by any number of reasons. Making yoga a priority can be difficult, so in this series I have put together some short simple sequences which you can do any time of day to help you work on the bits you know you need to work on, from the comfort of your own home! This session focuses on the shoulders: ideal for weight lifters, golfers, rugby players and anyone who sits at a desk all day!

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