Yoga for everybody.

יוגה לכל גוף

רפוי הגוף והנפש

HEALING FOR YOUR BODY & SOUL

 

ברוכים הבאים לסטודיו ייחודי ליוגה ופיזיותרפיה הממוקם בלב רעננה. אנחנו הסטודיו היחיד באזור עם קיר היוגה שתוכנן להארכת עמוד השדרה וליציבות משופרת. השיעורים שלנו מתאימים לכל הרמות ומתמקדים במודעות תוך תנועה ושיפור הבריאות הגופנית, הרגשית והרוחנית

 

Welcome to a unique boutique yoga and physiotherapy studio located in the heart of Ra'anana.  We are the only studio in the area with a full Yoga Rope Wall designed for spinal traction and improved alignment.  Our classes are safe for all levels and focus on mindful movement and awareness for improved physical, emotional and spiritual well being.
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ARTICLE:  Yoga for Back Pain: Attitude and Asana 

by Rachel Krentzman, Physi-Yoga, Yoga Raanana  

I clearly remember the moment when shooting pain in my back sent me down on my knees, unable to breathe. I remember the numbness and tingling in my right foot – no matter how much I commanded, my foot would not obey. As a physical therapist, I knew exactly what was happening, I just couldn’t believe it was happening to me. I was young, healthy, active and a dedicated yoga practitioner. How could it be that I had herniated a disc in my lower back?

The fear surrounding any significant injury began to surface. My main question was, “Would I be able to stay active and do the things I love, the activities that fulfill my soul and inspire me daily?”

The doctor took one look at my MRI (revealing a significant disc herniation at L5-S1 with nerve root impingement) and told me I would have to modify my activities for the rest of my life. Knowing better, I began to heal my injury with what I loved most – yoga.  More than 15 years later, I am pain-free, enjoy a full practice with no limitations and help others overcome their injuries with therapeutic yoga..

 

What went wrong?

The injury and my subsequent self-inquiry forced me to look closely and honestly at the way I was practicing yoga and living my life. I became aware that I was performing asana (postures) the way I thought they should look. I was missing an inner awareness of how each pose could serve me and my body. I would repeatedly overextend my lumbar spine while avoiding opening up tight areas in my body, namely my hip flexors and external hip rotators. I also have a mild scoliosis, which creates some restriction in my thoracic spine. In backbends, I continuously used the flexibility in my lower back to push into what I perceived was a deeper pose, instead of backing off to create more movement in my chest and upper back. In addition, I was not engaging my lower abdomen correctly, which contributed to constant compression in the lumbar spine. I was able to practice, even with this imbalance, for a number of years until the straw broke the camel’s back. I herniated a disc after performing a deep forward bend.

Physi-Yoga

Hayetsira 10, Raanana

073-728-4715 

rachel@physi-yoga.com