We want live our best lives, which sometimes pain gets in the way of. While we can’t always anticipate life’s curve balls, we can use strategies to manage them.
When it comes to navigating pelvic pain and dysfunction, yoga can be a powerful ally.
Yoga postures, breathwork, and mindfulness can enhance overall health and function. Studies show yoga is an effective way to manage pain, improve daily function, and decrease anxiety.
Yoga not only improves physical function; it also contributes to your emotional and mental well-being.
With various programs available that are tailored to specific needs, you always have the option to choose what’s right for your body.
Yoga decreases the fight or flight response by decreasing the overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system. Because pain is an output of the nervous system, retraining the brain is crucial. The use of pranayama, or breath work, is particularly helpful.
Yoga increases pliability of tissues, increasing flexibility in the myofascial attachments to the pelvis.
Yoga helps people cue in to what is a pain-free range of motion by working with body awareness. It is crucial for us to retrain the brain that movement will not hurt and rewrite over the previous brain scripts.
Yoga helps integrate the mind, body and spirit. People who experience chronic pain often disassociate from the body part that is disrupting their life. A yoga practice helps renew the relationship with the physical body.