This great graphic which I found on Pinterest from My Southern Health shows how we can easily try some Yoga positions for chronic pain. Psychology Today write that chronic pain triggers changes in brain structure that are linked to depression, anxiety, and impaired cognitive function. New research shows that practising Yoga has the opposite effect on the brain and can relieve chronic pain.
Harvard Health points out that Yoga can help people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine, low back pain, and many other types of chronic pain conditions. A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that among 313 people with chronic low back pain, a weekly yoga class increased mobility more than standard medical care for the condition. Another study published at nearly the same time found that Yoga was comparable to standard exercise therapy in relieving chronic low back pain.
A meta-analysis of 17 studies that included more than 1,600 participants concluded that yoga can improve daily function among people with fibromyalgia osteoporosis-related curvature of the spine. Practising Yoga also improved mood and psychosocial well-being.
The OM Yoga Show is taking place this year on the 19-21st October at Alexander Palace, London.
Take the opportunity to take part in free open classes, taught by leading teachers from around the world. Wherever you are on your #yoga journey, there’s a class or workshop to suit you.
Away from the mat, 200 exhibitors will be on hand providing the best #yoga and complementary therapies, along with a fantastic range of #yoga accessories, clothing, jewellery, superfoods and retreats, and so much more.
All visitors to the OM Yoga Show are able to visit the Mind Body Soul Experience, taking place in a neighbouring hall, for free. Discover the best in natural health and spiritual guidance!
Prepare for Autumn at the OM Yoga Show. Autumn is the perfect season to practice letting go; much as the leaves begin to drop off from the trees, we can use nature to help us focus on letting go of things that are holding us back, allowing us to move forward in life.
At the OM Yoga Show, Daizan Skinner will lead a Zen Yoga for the autumn season. Zen Yoga draws on the Buddha teaching of mindfulness of the body, and through simple movements can teach you to feel the energy flowing in your system.
Awake people are like water, where ordinary people are like ice. Zen Yoga is the practice of melting the stuck places in our body-mind, so we can fully let go into the autumn season.