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Yoga for Trigger Points | Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Technique Lie on the belly, with the hands and elbows into the rib cage. The legs come together and extend, pressing the feet into the floor and engaging the core toward the spine to protect the lumbar area. Lift the torso up from the floor, with the hip bones grounded into the mat. The gaze is forward. The hands are not used to press into the floor; the spinal extensors must contract to lift the upper body against gravity for full benefit.            Bhujangasana - Cobra Pose The video above is an extract from the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Yoga and Stretching

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

   Internationally recognised Yoga Instructor Yoni Kedem presents the NAT online course Yoga Anatomy for Trigger Points   If trigger points result in diminished flexibility, can they be treated with yoga? There is a lot of "chatter" about yoga for trigger points, but also a fair amount of confusion. Trigger points are basically knots in the muscles that result through injury or overuse. They are also believed by many to be a key part of the body's natural "protect and defend" mechanism. In addition to pain (often referred pain), active trigger points will cause the muscles to become shorter and...

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