Teaching clients with sore backs firstly requires your empathy and then to have knowledge of the way our back works. If you have ever had a sore back yourself, you will know the fear of the pain can sometimes be harder to overcome the actual physical pain.
Weak, imbalanced, and incorrectly functioning core muscles and compromised pelvic floor muscles all put the strain, and pain into the lower back. To ensure safe, effective teaching, all yoga teachers must know how to address these fundamental areas with methods to manage this common complaint.
This series of advanced teaching workshops has been designed as three, 2-hour Remedial Yoga sessions so that you can experience the key postures, focal points, and movements for healthy, happy backs. Each workshop will teach the yoga moves that address the cause and symptoms of lower back pain. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to build trust with your clients, help them to rebuild their self-confidence, and allow them to work towards a pain-free lower back.
Individual workshop attendance is allowed, but to truly understand lower back issues, we recommend attending all three workshops.
The pelvic floor or pelvic diaphragm is composed of muscle fibres, muscles, and connective tissue which span the area underneath the pelvis. The pelvic floor separates the pelvic cavity and organs above from the perineal region (including perineum) below. Its main function is not just about bladder and anal control, but keeps our internal organs, the bladder, intestines and uterus internal.
The ability to hold the pelvic floor, not too tight nor too gently, is like holding a bowl of water out in front of your body without wobbling or spilling any water.
In this focused workshop, you will learn teaching techniques to help your clients activate these areas of your body.