Saturday, January 11, 2020

Did you know that Yoga can help relieve chronic pain?

I received this book from Neoteric Movement Systems for review.  Did you know that Yoga can help relieve chronic pain?  When done correctly. it certainly can.  Neoteric Movement Systems (NMS) is a holistic, simple and scalable yoga based movement program and training system using "Yoga in Motion," or YoMo, to manage and decrease chronic pain.  It can be done in any medical pain clinic facility, wellness center, fitness studio or gym.  It can even be done in your own living room.  The book Yoga For Chronic Pain...WTF? written by Samantha Parker (the founder of NMS) takes away the mystery and presents the practical side of yoga.  This will allow you to come away from a yoga session and implement what you did on your yoga mat that day for the rest of your day, week and possibly life. 

If you're living with some type of chronic pain, at one point in your journey your doctor probably advised you to start doing yoga.  And at one point you probably said, "WTF?"  As in, "My doctor told me to do yoga.  WTF?  How is that going to help?"

Or maybe you've gone to a yoga class on your own because you read online that it would be good for your back.  So you went to a yoga studio and a typical class and you found yourself saying, "WTF?  This is my first class.  How am I supposed to bend like that?"  

Or you have gone to a yoga class and completed it successfully, only to get home and several hours or a day or two later, you're in more pain than when you went to the class.  "WTF?  I thought the class was supposed to help me, not hurt me!"

Relief from chronic pain with yoga is possible.  In this book, yoga therapist Samantha Parker explains how traditional poses can be modified, and gives readers keen insights into what is physically happening to the body while practicing yoga.  She also dives deep into what is actually causing your chronic pain, so you can combat it at its true source.

Based on more than 5,000 hours teaching yoga and developing innovative movement therapies for critically injured soldiers, this book is for anyone who suffers from chronic lower back pain, hip problems, sciatica, bad knees, migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, bursitis, tendonitis, rotator cuff problems, sprained or weak ankles and many other foot ailments.

Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans, and yoga can be a long term viable alternative to addictive prescription drugs.  If you have been practicing yoga in more traditional ways and it's not working for you, what have you got to lose by approaching yoga from a different perspective?

Yoga For Chronic Pain...WTF? can be purchased from Amazon in paperback form.  The retail price is $14.95.  If someone you love suffers from chronic pain, this would be a great Valentine's Day present for them.

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