Happy New Year!
Glad to be back on the blog! – Life has been good and extra busy with our new addition. Herbert Jude Manning was born on September 22, 2014. He is a super sweet and happy baby.
“Regarding lower-back pain, there are many possible treatments available. In a recent study, 492 participants complaining of lower-back pain were questioned as to the methods of treatment they had tried and the efficacy of each. The study found that among those who tried treatment by yoga instructors, 96 percent of the cases had moderate to long-term relief from symptoms, compared to 65 percent who reported the same level of relief when they were treated by physical therapists, 28 percent who were treated by chiropractors, 10 percent who were treated by massage therapists, and only 4 percent who were treated by neurologists. The clear superiority of yoga and physical therapy in regard to lower-back pain is likely due to their emphasis on exercises that strengthen the muscles of the back and the supporting muscles of the abdomen; the more fit you are in terms of yogic conditioning, the less likely you are to suffer from lower-back pain.” From the International Journal of Yoga Therapy 13 (2003):55
Jeff Manning demonstrating some back-bending poses at the Aurora Yoga Center. Back bends are excellent for strengthening the back muscles.
“Happy Baby Pose” is also good for your back!
Try a Happy Baby Pose – it may help your back…. it may also relieve some gas!
Peace & Love, Jeff & Lisa