Are you a yoga teacher looking for ways to help those of your students who struggle with chronic pain issues in their practice?
Or, are you curious about which yoga approaches can be useful to help deal with pain issues and prevent them from becoming chronic?
It is the rare person on this planet who is not touched by pain at one time or another. Back pain alone will affect 8 out of 10 people at one point in their lives.
And, while many types of pain resolve on their own, for an estimated 50 million US adults, the pain has become chronic.
When pain becomes chronic, it’s a triple whammy. Firstly, of course, there is the pain itself. One in five people lives with some type of chronic pain. And, for almost one out of ten, the pain is so severe, it impacts all aspects of their lives, according to the CDC.
Secondly, when dealing with chronic pain, both diagnosis and treatment can be hard to come by. Pain doesn’t always come with a simple cause and effect. It can endure long after the initial injury or illness that caused it.
Under the strain of prolonged pain, nerves become super-sensitized to pain signals and begin to amplify them. At that point, the pain is no longer indicative of an underlying condition, it is the condition as the sensitized nerves keep sending out nociceptive signals.
Thirdly, once pain becomes chronic, it begins to affect other parts of our lives. People living with chronic pain begin to move less and less, leading to restrictions in mobility and daily activities. They are also at much greater risk for dependence on opioids, anxiety and depression, and reduced quality of life.
There are many good reasons to educate yourself about the causes and treatment of chronic pain. It is well known that yoga and exercise are among the most helpful techniques for managing and preventing chronic pain. But the question is, how do you approach yoga and exercise safely when you struggle with chronic pain?
In this free download, Dr. Sarah Court talks about some of the latest research insights into what causes chronic pain and why yoga can be one of the best remedies for preventing or managing pain.
Learn how our understanding of the causes of chronic pain has evolved, and why this has important implications for our approach to both preventing and managing pain issues. Click on the “Enroll Now” button on this page to access the full free download video.