If you are suffering from chronic or acute pain I empathize! It's hard to keep buoyant. However, with focus, breathing, imagery and gentle movement you can experience relief.
I have seen life-changing results with embodiment therapy for chronic pain relief, here are some of the tools you can start to use at home.
How Your Subtle Movement Habits Create Physical Pain
Our body will always develop habits. Your brain thinks what you do is normal EVEN if it causes pain. The good news is you can use gentle, precise and pleasurable movements to unwind hurtful habits and do something different.
One Thing You Need to Know Before Trying Yoga Poses to Relieve Lower Back Pain
Your thoracolumbar fascia, like all connective tissue, can crumple up and dry out. This can pull on and negatively affect important muscles involved with lower back health. Muscles like your abdominals, glutes and latissimus.
So, jump in and rest on your back. This is an exercise to help you relieve lumbar pain.
Interoception | How To Start Perceiving Your Body From the Inside Out
Chronic pain is not helpful. It exhausts us. It makes us more sensitive to all kinds of things that never bothered us before: wind, hormonal fluctuations, temperature changes, touch, movement, sound and more. So how do we “desensitize” ourselves and turn down the volume on chronic pain? Through Embodiment.
How Controlling Your Body Can Hurt You
Sure, take an aspirin when you need it. But too much control can lead to suppression. This might sound good but over time can and usually will cause more inflammation and pain. The less you try to control your body from the outside and instead build relationship from the inside, the more control you actually have. The more you work with your own body to find what gives you, and it, peace, comfort and resilience.
Prolonged Exhalation | Be Calm and Feel Less Anxious
This video offers a gentle and ﬁrm exercise that teaches you to elongate your exhalation. Did you know it is possible to relieve pain naturally with a series of gentle movements?!
Interoception | Relieve Back, Neck, Joint Pain AND Anxiety
Interoception means you can feel internal sensations that you navigate life minimizing pain and anxiety. If you are a person who doesn't feel anything until you are really cold or have to pee badly you need to develop your interoception.
Yoga Therapy & Somatics for Sciatica Back Pain Relief
Did you know it is possible to relieve sacral and lumbar pain and pelvic ﬂoor dysfunction naturally with a series of gentle movements?! This mini-class will help your back pain even if you think nothing can help.
Heart Breathing | Release Anger and Feel Calm
When you feel pain, stress, anger, anxiety or agitation you need to calm your heart. This is a simple and fast exercise for self-regulation and relieving pain.
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Just understanding the way anxiety works can change your experience of it.. This book is foundational to how we might approach anxiety together in my practice.
Pain is Really Strange
by Steve Haines
Pain is much more complicated than science has thought. Just understanding the new science of pain can change your experience. This book is foundational to how we might approach pain together in my practice.