The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga with Doug Keller
Many people come to yoga with chronic pain because allopathic medicine does not have a great success rate at correcting the causes. Yoga can be effective when the mechanism of chronic pain are understood, and when that understanding guides the practice.
A theme that will run through this training is an understanding of how and why joint pain, muscle stiffness and weakness, limited range of movement, and recurring pain patterns have a common root in the body’s protective reflexes – and what to do about it to restore strength, flexibility, and function.
Even in the absence of chronic pain, these insights will provide a vital key to bringing greater freedom, strength, and flexibility to your yoga practice.
This approach will add new depth and wisdom to your yoga practice, whether in teaching others, or in your personal practice. This will include insights into sequencing, variations and remedial exercises as well as refinements in our understanding of asana alignments. And importantly, it will also include tools of assessment for understanding the sources of chronic pain problems that can be addressed and corrected through insightful practice.
The asana practices at the beginning of each day will reinforce your understanding of how these ideas can be put to practical use in an enjoyable and satisfying way in a class setting.
In addition, we will be addressing the new health challenges we face, post-covid, with ‘long haul covid,’ and the tools that yoga has to offer.