A pain in the neck, well, is a real 'pain in the neck'. So much of our neck pain originates from lifestyle patterns: sleep, work posture, how we sit at home, head position during gait and exercise. The common mistake to relieve neck pain is to simply stretch out the tension. Instead of addressing the cause of the problem, it can be tempting to just treat the symptoms. Treating 'symptoms' with unmindful stretching can readily be contraindicating and ineffective, such is the case with issues surrounding the suboccipital muscles and forward head syndrome.
There has been much hype about some recent marketing attempts by higher profile yoga teachers lately with respect to the use of 'Yoga for Weight Loss' as a branding tool or theme. I thought I would pipe into this conversation briefly with a little perspective on both sides of the debate.
Can you tell me the best way to incorporate weight training and yoga? Is it advisable to do on same day - if so, what order? Every other day?
As we explore our yoga meditation practices, we can learn various techniques and applications to bring us to places of greater connection. A useful tool to create this greater connection in our meditation sessions is Jiva Bandha.